Clinical Requirement Instructions William Paterson University Department of Nursing Requirement Description Health Clearances Initial Required by all undergraduate nursing students enrolled in a nursing clinical lab. A physical exam may be completed by your primary health care provider or by the Health and Wellness Center on campus. Clinical clearances are only issued by the Health and Wellness Center once the completed physical and urine drug screening are reviewed by the Health & Wellness Center. Clearances are issued online by the Health & Wellness Center and viewed electronically by your instructor. The initial exam and lab work can take several weeks (months) to complete; start early. The initial examination form can be found at nursing physical form. *Students need to make an appointment with the Health and Wellness Center (973) 720-2360 for examinations and/or reviewing documentation and posting of Clinical Clearance. Parts of the examination process will incur a fee payable by the student. Follow Up Students returning to a nursing clinical lab need an annual re-clearance form completed (normally after NUR 3300, between UDC 2 & 3 semesters). The Health and Wellness Center requires re-clearances be completed prior to August 1st for the fall semester and before winter break for spring. *Students need to make an appointment with the Health and Wellness Center (973) 720-2360 for examinations and/or issuing of Clinical Clearance. Parts of the examination process will incur a fee payable by the student. Criminal Background Checks An annual criminal background check is required by all nursing students entering a clinical setting. The criminal background check must be ordered from CastleBranch.com (formerly know as CertifiedBackground.com) click on "place an order" order package code WI21 (letters “w” & “i” followed by number 21 no spaces). Results are reviewed online by the Nursing Department. Re-checks may order package code wi21r. Requests for criminal background checks will incur an additional fee payable by the student. Urine Drug Screening Initial Annual urine drug screening is required by all nursing students prior to the beginning of the first semester in which a clinical laboratory takes place. Order package code Wi22 from CastleBranch.com (formerly known as CertifiedBackground.com). In 1 – 2 business days students should receive an e-mail from Support@FormFox.com. The subject may be: Form Fox Authorization For “your name” this will give you the location of the testing center nearest your address. If you're living on or near campus when you place this order you may choose to use WPU's address (300 Pompton Road Wayne, NJ 07470) as this will give you a lab near the University. Print and bring the form to the sampling site with you. If you do not receive the e-mail check your spam folder. If it does not appear in a reasonable amount of time or you require a different testing site call CastleBranch at the customer service telephone number available from their website. The lab will require a picture ID. The screening is required before your initial Clinical Clearance can be issued by the Health and Wellness Center. Requests for urine drug screening will incur an additional fee payable by the student. Repeat Urine Drug Screening Annually after initial screening One year after the initial urine drug screen (above package code WI22) students and faculty may order package code WK58DT following above instructions circumstances may require WI22 specifically be repeated (students will be notified). Requests for urine drug screening will incur an additional fee payable by the student or faculty member. CPR Certification The American Heart Association courses BLS or BLS for the Healthcare Provider are the only acceptable CPR certifications. CPR certification must be current throughout all clinical lab courses. Course fees are payable by the student. Health Insurance All undergraduate nursing students enrolled in a nursing clinical lab must be covered by a health insurance policy. Any health insurance policy is acceptable, documentation is required. Policy premiums are payable by the student. Keep copies of all documents for your records they will be needed again.