2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Clinical Activity Information Facilities All clinical activity is conducted under the supervision of the Cedarville University School of Nursing faculty or Clinical Teaching Assistants. The program utilizes a number of community resources including public and private, large and small hospitals, health departments, mental health services, rehabilitation centers, clinics, homes for the aged, and physician’s offices. Age Requirement Students must be 18 years old prior to the start date of the clinical experience in their first clinical course. Clinical Requirements Students are required to have a background check, current CPR/BLS certification, uniforms, equipment, photo identification, and transportation for clinical experiences. Nursing students are required to furnish proof of private health insurance. Health Requirements All students must be clinically compliant prior to starting clinical courses and maintain compliance throughout the clinical experience. Failure to do so will prevent the student from attending clinicals, and the student will be instructed to withdraw from the course. The School of Nursing will establish the due date for clinical compliance requirements to be met. Students must provide and upload all the following documentation to their CastleBranch(CB) profile for clinical compliance review: • Complete physical examination. Students will receive the physical examination form from the School of Nursing office. The exam must be dated on or after June 1 of the first semester in the nursing program. • A complete list of childhood immunizations is required. Immunizations must be up to date. • Negative 2-step Mantoux test. Clinical agencies require a negative chest x-ray in the event of a positive TB skin test. • Clinical sites require documentation of Tdap within the last 10 years prior to starting clinical experience. • Hepatitis B vaccine series and Hepatitis B Surface Antibody titer. If titer is negative, the complete Hep B series must be repeated, followed by a repeat Hep B Surface Antibody titer. • Influenza vaccination yearly. • Complete COVID vaccine series. • Other vaccines as required by clinical sites. • Other documentation as requested. The School of Nursing may request further documentation when a student’s ability to practice according to acceptable and prevailing standards of safe nursing care is uncertain. • Proof of current personal health insurance. All students enrolled in clinical courses must have current health insurance coverage. Any injury or medical care received at a clinical site is the responsibility of the student and will be charged to the student healthcare insurance. Program Fee A comprehensive program fee of $250 per year is required for all students with majors in the School of Nursing. This fee is billed at the rate of $125 per semester. Additional Required Program Expenses (estimated) Year 1 and 2: $500–$2000 (laptop is required, scrubs, clinical equipment, CPR/BLS certification, immunizations, physical exam, background check, transportation expenses, academic resources) Year 3: $350–$650 (immunization updates, CPR recertification, transportation expenses, scrubs) Year 4: $1,400–$1,800 (licensure application, NCLEXRN registration, background check, immunizations updates, transportation expenses) Page 176 2023–24 Undergraduate Academic Catalog School of Nursing