Health and integrity are of the utmost importance among students charged with professional nursing care. As a result, Chamberlain encourages students to become increasingly proficient in promoting self-health and becoming informed when they seek healthcare services.
The student assumes all financial responsibility associated with their own healthcare. For details on health records required for admission or clinical courses, refer to the Healthcare Compliance Documentation1 Requirements section of this handbook or the Academic Catalog.
Healthcare compliance documentation requirements:
- Wisconsin BID Form and Caregiver Report2 (State of WI only)
- Background Check3
- Drug Screen3
- Fingerprint Clearance or Application3
- Family Care Safety Registry (State of MO only)
- Background clearance from the Texas Board of Nursing with either the “Blue Card” or letter of clearance after submitting a Declaratory Order
- Personal Healthcare Responsibility Letter of Understanding and Confidentiality Statement
- Proof of Health Insurance2 (required annually)
Evidence of health insurance is required for all pre-licensure students. Pre-Licensure students must enroll in and maintain a group injury and sickness insurance plan unless otherwise insured. Students without injury and sickness insurance may be denied access to clinical facilities and therefore may be unable to complete their nursing programs. A group injury and sickness insurance plan purchased through Chamberlain is effective 24 hours per day during the period for which the premium has been paid and eligibility has been met. Optional coverage for students’ spouses and/or children is available when signing up for coverage. Rates and policy periods are subject to change each new policy term.
Detailed enrollment information is available on the Chamberlain website at chamberlain.edu/studentinsurance. More information is available from the National Healthcare Compliance department at [email protected].
All registered, pre-licensure students will automatically be enrolled in the Chamberlain group injury and sickness insurance plan, unless they can show evidence of coverage by another health insurance plan. Students that currently have their own health insurance policy must provide proof of active coverage by submitting a copy of their insurance card (front and back) and filling out the Health Insurance Requirements Form in their Complio account by the specific compliance deadline. Students residing outside the U.S. are not eligible for this insurance. The student assumes all financial responsibility associated with their own healthcare.
Although these plans are available to all Chamberlain students, insurance is not mandatory for most post-licensure students, unless required by a practicum site.
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Review and Quiz (required annually) For more information, visit your Complio Account (pre-licensure nursing and MSN-NP programs).
- Student Commitment to Behaviors
- Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) Review and Quiz (required annually) For more information, visit your Complio Account (pre-licensure nursing and MSN-NP programs).
- Current American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification – Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers or American Red Cross Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers
The faculty and affiliating clinical agencies of Chamberlain have established the need for nursing students to be certified in the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR for Healthcare Providers or American Red Cross Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers. All students enrolled in Chamberlain pre-licensure programs must be certified in the current American Heart Association BLS CPR or American Red Cross BLS CPR certification and must meet all other healthcare compliance requirements. After initial certification, each student is responsible for maintaining and renewing their own bi-annual CPR certification and keeping other healthcare compliance requirements up to date. Chamberlain accepts American Heart Association BLS CPR cards or American Red Cross BLS CPR Certificates.4
- Current ACLS Certification – American Heart Association – Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) – AGACNP only
- Physical Examination Form (signed and dated by your healthcare provider – within one year of admission)
- Immunization History
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)5 Titers Showing Immunity6 and/or Immunization Records of MMR Booster
- Varicella Titer Showing Immunity6 and/or Proof of Immunization (history of disease is not accepted)
- Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap)5 Booster (within past 10 years)
- One-Time, 2-Step PPD (thereafter, annual PPDs)
- Annual PPD Screening
Submit documentation showing test date, date read and result; a positive result requires documentation of a negative chest X-ray and physician follow up documenting no evidence of active Tuberculosis (TB).
- Hepatitis B Series7 and/or Immune Titers6
- Meningococcal Immunization Records
LA, NV and TX campuses only: Students must complete all immunization requirements prior to attending their first class.
Meningococcal disease is a serious disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. The disease is spread by sharing respiratory or throat secretions, such as coughing, sneezing, kissing or sharing items such as food. Symptoms closely resemble those of the flu and include nausea, vomiting, fever, headache or stiff neck. Because meningococcal disease is a very serious disease, early diagnosis and treatment are very important.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that college students are at greater risk for contracting meningitis and recommends that these students obtain the meningococcal vaccine, if they previously haven’t. Vaccinations take 7-10 days to become effective. Reactions to the vaccine may include pain, redness and in duration at the site of injections, headache, fever, muscle or joint pain, nausea or diarrhea and fatigue. As with any vaccine, there is a possibility of an allergic reaction.
Some people should not get the vaccine based on age or health conditions. Some of these conditions include: having a life-threatening allergic reaction or have a severe allergy, you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you are not feeling well. You should speak with your doctor about your ability to receive the vaccine.
- Hepatitis C Antibody Titer or physician’s note regarding status of Immunity (Houston and Pearland campuses only)
- Polio Vaccine (state of North Carolina only)7
- Seasonal Flu Vaccine (Flu Mist not accepted)
- Fit Testing (Irwindale Campus Only)
- Immunization Waiver
If a student is unable to receive any immunization, a waiver request must be signed and submitted for approval to your Complio account. This form can be obtained from either the on-site clinical coordination specialist or National Healthcare Compliance Office. Students who do not receive all required immunizations may be denied clinical access by the clinical facility and therefore, may experience an interruption in or be unable to complete their programs of study.
Note: All programs are subject to additional requirements including the following examples: background check, fingerprint scan, drug screen clearance, immunizations, vaccines, additional forms and trainings and other site requirements as requested, as based on state or requirements. Additional out of pocket fees may apply due to state Board of Nursing and site requirements; see your admission representative for additional information.
Chamberlain University utilizes CDC guidelines for healthcare workers and state-specific mandates as a baseline for all healthcare compliance requirements.
For Pre-licensure campus-based students, items must be completed prior to first day of classes. For Pre-licensure online students, items must be completed by compliance deadline.
Additional screenings may be required prior to clinical start.
Irving, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Miramar, Phoenix and Troy campuses will only accept American heart Association CPR-BLS for healthcare providers.
LA, NV and NC students must complete all state mandated requirements prior to attending their first class.
Houston and Pearland campuses will only accept MMR, Varicella and HEP B Titers displaying numeric range results and dated within the last five years. Irving, San Antonio and Cleveland will only accept MMR and Varicella titers.
NC students must complete requirement prior to attending their first class.