Immunization Orientation CONHCP Field Experience Pre-Licensure Program
Please make sure to pick up the handouts.
Field Experience Contacts: (Main Campus/St. Joes/Boswell)
Limah Williams – Health and Safety Office: 602-639-8774 Fax: 602-761-3317 [email protected]
Samantha Chacon – Clinical Rotations Office: 602-639-7908 Fax: 602-761-3317 [email protected]
CONHCP Contacts: • Kristen Bright (Director - Main Campus) • Sheila Searles (Director –AZ Off-Sites) • Kristin Cline Pre-Licensure Program Manager 602-639-6166 Direct 602-589-2730 Fax [email protected]
Certified Immunization System The Certified Immunization System is a tracking system which will house all of your health and safety requirements. The system will: • Automatically track your requirements • Send you reminders • Inform you if a document does not meet the requirements • Cost is $20.00 per student **Please see handouts for step by step instructions**
Health & Safety (Immunizations) Please remember that the following requirements must be complete in the Certified Immunization Tracker database by the due date of Dec. 12th, 2014. Failure to complete these requirements on time may impact your progression in the program. We will cover each requirement in detail today.
CPR Certification •
CPR certification for the Professional Rescuer or Healthcare Provider is required. Information as to the availability of courses may be obtained by calling either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross, or checking online. (Classes are sometimes called “BLS/AED for Professional Rescuer” or “BLS/AED for Healthcare Provider” or “Healthcare Pro”) Other CPR courses will NOT fulfill this requirement. Online-only courses are not acceptable
Provider Name American Heart Association
Course Title ACLS
American Heart Association
BLS Healthcare Provider
American Red Cross
CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
American Safety and Health Institute
CPR for Professionals
Emergency Care and Safety Institute
Health Care Provider CPR
National Safety Council
Basic Life Support for Health Care and Professional Rescuers
DPS Fingerprint Clearance • Arizona: The FP Clearance card must be submitted prior to beginning the program for all new students. This is not a copy of your actual fingerprints. See the Department of Public Safety for forms &/or questions: http://www.azdps.gov/Services/Fingerprint/ •
When requesting a fingerprint clearance card, please ask for a "Healthcare Student" card (which encompasses criminal and sex offender checks performed at the federal and state levels). In other words, per the Fingerprint Clearance Card application, students are to indicate that they are Health Sciences Students and Clinical Assistants (ARS 15-1881). When completing the Fingerprint Clearance Card application, please list Grand Canyon University (and its address) as the sponsoring agency.
Health Insurance • Verification of the student’s current health insurance coverage. (e.g., Copy of insurance card.) This information will be required at the start of each semester you are enrolled. •
Please note that this is only for your nursing file, and is NOT shared with other departments. Contact your Enrollment and/or Finance Counselor (FC) to learn about GCU insurance policies and costs, if you already have alternate health insurance coverage or if you are enrolling in GCU’s student coverage. Failure to contact your FC may result in automatic enrollment in GCU’s student insurance coverage and charges to your account.
Health Care Provider Report & Physical Exam • Form in Packet- Please have a healthcare provider fill out the attached form after a physical is performed • Must be a physician or other healthcare provider • Can accept a physical within the last six months.
Tuberculosis (TB Test) • Must be a “ Two-Step” TB Test. • Option A: Test 1: Negative Result dated within the last year. Test 2: Negative Result Must be dated 1 to 3 weeks after first TB test. • Option B “History” Negative results within the past year.
TB Continued… • Option C: Chest X-ray Results must be within the past two years. – Need to complete a TB questionnaire form at renewal
• Option D: TB Quantiferon blood test showing negative TB.
Tetanus (TD) • • • •
Must be within the past ten years. Tdap vaccines are accepted. We need a copy of tetanus vaccine with date listed. Your healthcare provider may write the date of the vaccine on the “healthcare provider report”
Influenza (Flu Vaccine) • This is annual requirement. • If you have received the vaccine please include the document • Waiver- This only applies if you are allergic or religious beliefs. Must see OFE to discuss this.
Hepatitis B Vaccine • Hepatitis B vaccine (3 doses) is strongly recommended. A waiver is required if vaccine not administered. (Form enclosed.) Option A “Vaccines” Student must have completed the Hep B vaccine series (of three doses). Complete the top half of the Hep B form (enclosed) and include 3 vaccine dates. Student may also include any booster shots and/or titer date and result as applicable. Option B “Waiver” Complete only the bottom half of the Hep B form if you have not completed all three vaccines or if your blood test indicates you are not immune to Hepatitis B.
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
Students must show: • Proof of immunity (Lab evidence indicating positive MMR titers)(Because of recent changes in policies, documentation of two or more MMR vaccines is not sufficient.) • If not immune (negative titer results), then student must be vaccinated and be re-tested at least 30 days after receiving the vaccination. If, after the second blood test, the student is still showing “negative” or “non-reactive” for immunity, no further vaccines/titer requests will be required.
Varicella (chicken pox) Students must show: • Proof of immunity (Lab evidence indicating positive varicella titers)(Because of recent changes in policies, documentation of history of chicken pox or varicella vaccinations are not sufficient.) • If not immune (negative titer results), then student must be vaccinated and be re-tested at least 30 days after receiving the vaccination. If, after the second blood test, the student is still showing “negative” or “non-reactive” for immunity, no further vaccines/titer requests will be required.
Drug Screening • All students will be randomly drug screened. • Will not notify you ahead of time. • You will be given 24 hours to complete drug screening. • If you do not, it can result in consequences and you will meet with your site director and/or Dean. • Cost is $40.00 (Cash)
GCU reserves the right to conduct random and for cause drug screens throughout your Pre-Licensure Program. PLEASE NOTE: Each UDS request is dated with a completion date and time that is strictly enforced and needs to be completed within 24 hours of receiving the request form. All students will have the same time frame to complete the UDS. In all cases, the student is responsible for payment directly to the lab for the UDS. The UDS must be completed by the designated GCU endorsed facility. Drug screens from outside sources will not be accepted.
OCO (Online Clinical Orientation)
The Maricopa Online Clinical Orientation System (OCO) is designed to serve as a common orientation system for all nursing students. Your participation is mandatory regardless of your clinical assignment, as this system generates an electronic notification to the facility that you will be attending a clinical experience. The cost of this system is $8.25 annually. ***We will give this information to you after the start of the spring semester***
Anticipated Costs • • • • • •
OCO - $8.25 Drug Screen-$40.00 Certified Background Immunization-$20.00 Immunizations & Titers-Varies Health Insurance-Varies CPR Certification-$20-$40