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Compliance Policy

What is it?

As students and faculty enter clinical agencies and practicum experiences in the School of Nursing, several requirements related to background checks, drug screens, immunization status, specific trainings, and liability insurance must be documented.

Why do you need it?

The Texas Board of Nursing requires criminal background checks on students entering professional nursing programs, and to determine eligibility for licensure upon completion of the program. In addition, clinical agencies have their own standards and accreditation mandates requiring documentation that all employees and students entering their facilities have met all their requirements, particularly when there is contact with patients. For each clinical facility there is an official affiliation agreement that outlines responsibilities and obligations of both the clinical agency and the School and its faculty and students. We are audited periodically by the agencies to assure them that we are accurate and that our students and faculty are fully compliant.

School of Nursing Policy Statement:

Students must be compliant for clinical courses one month prior to the first class day. Students who are not compliant will be dropped from the clinical course on the first class day. Students may petition to be re-enrolled in the clinical course(s) after completing the compliance requirements up to the 12th class day. However, University late fees will apply and students will not be guaranteed their preferred clinical site or instructor.

For a detailed compliance overview, checklist, and specific requirements please use the Intranet (EID). Students will be notified of changes and updates will be posted on the Intranet.