- Adult-Gerontological NP
- Advanced Public Health Nurse
- Accelerated BSN
- BSN On-campus
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Nurse Anesthesia
- Nurse Educator
- PhD in Nursing
- Psychiatric and Mental Health
- RN to BSN
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Community Nutrition
- MS in Nutrition
- Social Work
- MSW Distance Concentration
- MSW On Campus Concentration
- MSW Distance Foundation
- Graduate Program Info
- Getting Started
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner DNP
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Family Nurse Practitioner DNP
- Nurse Anesthesia DNP
- Nurse Educator
- PhD in Nursing
- Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- Graduate Verifications
Verification and Background Check Requirements
In order to maintain the highest level of safety for our patients, students, faculty, and staff in the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines (CNPD), all students in the CNPD Department of Nursing are required to have current Immunizations and other verifications as a condition of enrollment. Requirements for health professionals are different than those recommended for the general public so this is needed to meet requirements of our clinical agencies and the ND State Board of Higher Education
All students admitted to graduate nursing program are required to provide documentation of current immunizations/verifications and health insurance to the CNPD approved vendor prior to beginning the nursing program. Annual or periodic updates or re-certifications are required of all admitted students and must be completed prior to starting classes each semester and may not expire during the semester. Additional information regarding the process and a deadline for completing your verifications is included in this letter.
OSHA, HIPAA, and Cultural Competencies
A federal law, known as "HIPAA" (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) requires health care providers to implement a comprehensive approach to protect the privacy of personal health information (PHI). There are nine parts to HIPAA, but our immediate compliance will focus on three areas:
The Privacy Rule regulates the use and distribution of identifiable health information and gives individuals the right to determine and restrict access to their health information. Compliance with HIPAA's privacy regulations will be required beginning April 14, 2003. Substantial penalties, both civil and criminal, may be imposed for noncompliance.
The HIPAA Security Rule mandates that reasonable and appropriate technical, physical, and administrative safeguards be implemented with electronic identifiable health information. We must ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all electronic protected health information we create, receive, maintain or transmit. Compliance date for the Security Rule is October 16, 2003.
How does HIPAA impact UND and the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines?
HIPAA has impact on UND and the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines in several ways. Patient/client records, human subject research records, and marketing demographics contain personal health information as identified in the HIPAA privacy regulation.
USER ID: EMPLID Number
Directions: go to http://www.educode.com/UniversityofND
Upload a copy of your completion to the verification system.
For more information, contact the Office of Student Services at 701.777.4174
All nursing students are required to complete OSHA mandated training annually. Access Bloodborne Pathogens training
Once you have completed a review of the information, students must complete the quiz, which is attached here. Students must also review and sign the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Protocol. Copies of the completed quiz and the signed policy must be uploaded into the verification system as proof of this training.
Culturally Competent Nursing Care Modules (complete by August 1st for Fall semester)
The College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines Graduate Program requires all graduate students to complete the "Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring" modules online. Evidence of your completion of all three modules must be submitted to the verification system. The instructions below will aid you in the competition of these modules.
Verifications Required on Notification/Acceptance of Admission
Applicants must submit to and satisfactorily complete the approved UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines background check as a condition of admission. An offer of admission is contingent upon the successful completion of the background check with results deemed favorable. Admission may be denied or rescinded based on the outcome of the background check.
Additionally, students who are currently enrolled must submit to and satisfactorily complete an annual background check as a condition of continuing enrollment in the Department of Nursing. Students who refuse to submit to the background check or do not pass the background check as defined by the College will be dismissed from the program.” (Policy 207, CON Undergraduate Nursing Student Handbook)
If you anticipate any findings of concern, it is recommended that you submit your background check early to avoid any delays in beginning classes.
Update Every Other Year or As Needed
Cardio-Pulmonary-Resuscitation Certification (CPR)/ACLS/PALS: As noted above
The University of North Dakota Department of Nursing provides liability insurance for all students—on or off campus—each semester they are enrolled in course work in Nursing. Each undergraduate student is covered up to $1,000,000 for any one incident, and up to $5,000,000 as a total of all claims within one calendar year period. Students are not covered by this liability insurance during personal volunteer work, working for pay (including the Co-op experience), or during self-employment. The employing agency carries liability insurance for students in the Co-op experience.
RN Licensure Verification
This is required in all Graduate nursing programs. Students in the Undergraduate RN to BSN program are also required to provide proof of RN licensure. Proof of re-licensure must be provided upon the date of expiration as set by the State Board of Nursing in the state in which the student holds licensure.
Some students are unable to obtain verification of licensure from their state BON website which contain all of the required information. (for example, the document from their state BON lacks the name of the state they are licensed in).
Access your full licensure information. This information can then be uploaded to the Verified Credentials site as proof of your licensure.
Once you go into the system, click on Search Quick Confirm and search by or your name. You will be able to print off the proof of licensure with the state name and expiration date to upload in the Verified Credentials site.