Nursing Program & Clinical Requirements

General Education Requirements

Nursing students must meet the general education requirements of the university for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Upon Acceptance Into the Program

Students who accept the offer of admission into the College of Nursing will receive information from the Clinical Placement Office about immunizations, BLS certification, background checks, and drug testing. All students must have health insurance and a laptop computer (Chromebooks and tablets are not acceptable; view minimum specifications for computers).

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To attend class and/or clinical, all of the following compliance requirements must be completed by the dates below. Requirement deadlines are dependent upon the admission cycle.

The George Fox College of Nursing uses an outside vendor to manage compliance requirements (immunizations, BLS certification, background check, and drug test). Once a student accepts the offer of admission into the nursing program, detailed information will be provided on how to establish a student account with our vendor.

Students are responsible for uploading all required documents to their student account. The one-time fee for this service is approximately $150, which is the student's responsibility to pay at the time the account is established.

Immunizations for Admission

Students who are admitted to the program must have the vaccinations outlined below.

Official documents will be required to validate students are current with all immunization requirements. Review immunization documentation requirements

Proof of current immunizations:

All official vaccination documentation will be reviewed and approved by our outside vendor.

COVID-19 & Nursing

The majority of our clinical partners are allowing exemptions to the COVID vaccine requirement. Individuals seeking admission to the College of Nursing for Spring 2024 and beyond may complete a COVID vaccine exemption form.

Criminal Background Check

Students who are admitted to the program must complete a background check. The final acceptance is dependent upon the completion of a background check.

Mandatory Drug Testing

Final acceptance into the program is based on a satisfactory drug screen.

Health Insurance

Proof of health insurance for all students, both full- and part-time status, is required upon admission.

Healthcare Provider BLS Certification (American Heart Association)

To attend class, certification must be obtained from the American Heart Association only.