Incoming Graduate Entry Students

The program compliance requirements for the Graduate Entry program are listed below along with deadlines and submission instructions.  Once you have enrolled in nursing coursework, you will be able to view your compliance status at any time by logging onto the Student Portal with your name.# and password.

For specific questions regarding immunizations, titers, drug screens or documentation related to any of these items please email the Wilce Student Health Center at preventivemedicine@osu.edu.

 

Immunization Requirements

Deadlines: Influenza: November 1

All other immunizations: July 1

You are required to be in progress of completing the following immunizations.

  • Hepatitis B
  • MMR
  • Varicella
  • Tetanus
  • Two Step PPD
  • Influenza

A description of each immunization is listed here.  All immunizations with the exception of the influenza vaccine are due July 1. The influenza vaccine is due November 1.  To comply with the immunization requirements, complete this form and upload the document to MyBuckMD.  Be sure to select the ‘Health Professional Compliance’ tag to avoid processing delays.


BCI and FBI Background Check Requirements

Deadline: May 1

You are required to complete both a BCI and FBI background check.  The results of both the BCI and FBI background check must be received no later than May 1.  You must use the following reasoning codes when completing the background process:

BCI Revised Code: ORC 4723.09

FBI Revised Code: ORC 4723.09

Please click here  for instructions to complete the background checks. 

  • The College of Nursing does not accept background checks from third parties, including current or previous employers (even those associated with OSUMC), schools or programs.
  • Master’s students are required to obtain a copy of their BCI/FBI background check results from Central HR within the year of completing the background check process.  If students do not complete this step, and background check documentation ends up being required during their clinical year, the students will have to get a new background check at their own expense.

CPR Certification Requirement

Deadline: July 1

You are required to complete a BLS Provider CPR certification course through the American Heart Association.  No other CPR certification will be accepted by the College of Nursing.

You must submit appropriate documentation to the College of Nursing Office of Student Affairs, Equity and Inclusion by July 1.  See sample documentation here.

  • CPR documentation can be submitted here.
  • This certification expires every two years.  Re-certification documentation must be submitted to the college before the expiration date to remain compliant.
  • Follow this link to find a BLS course in your area.

HIPAA

Submission Instructions: Automatically submitted to College of Nursing Office of Student Affairs, Equity and Inclusion upon completion.

Deadline: July 1

All College of Nursing students are required annually to complete HIPAA certification.

  1. Login to https://buckeyelearn.osu.edu .  If you have not previously affiliated with Ohio State and are experiencing login issue, please try again when you are eligible to enroll for classes. Otherwise, please contact 8help@osu.edu or call 614-688-HELP (4357).
  2. Click “My Transcript” button and locate the HIPAA training and click “Launch”.  If you have not previously affiliated with Ohio State and HIPAA training is not listed, please try again when you are eligible to enroll for classes.
    Otherwise, please contact walujo.1@osu.edu. For all other support, please contact 8help@osu.edu or call 614-688-HELP (4357).
    If you are unable to find the training, please contact walujo.1@osu.edu. For all other support, please email 8help@osu.edu or call (614) 688-4357.
  3. No further action is required once you have completed the HIPAA training. Your compliance status will be updated within 24 hours after completing the training.

Drug Screenings

Deadline: July 31

All College of Nursing students are required to complete a drug screen. You will not be permitted to attend clinical or health assessment if results have not been received. The Office of Student Affairs, Equity and Inclusion will assign you an appointment to complete the toxicology exam at the Wilce Student Health Center during the summer semester. If you wish to complete the drug screen early, you may attend the Wilce Student Health Center between April 1 and June 1.  Students unable to complete the screening during this time, will be required to attend their assigned date.  Drug screens can be completed between 8:30am and 4:30pm.  No drug screens will be ordered past 4:30pm.

  • Drug screens completed at the Wilce Student Health Center are free of charge.
  • Please bring prescriptions of all medications/supplements currently being taken in the case of a false positive result.

Computer Based Learning (CBLs) & IHIS training modules

Deadline: July 1

Students conducting clinical at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are required to complete computer based learning and IHIS training modules.  Since you will receive additional information from your instructors during summer semester that will help you successfully access and complete the training, it’s recommend you not access the modules until classes start. The training modules must be complete by July 1.


Forms

You are required to complete various forms by the listed deadline. A brief description of each form is provided on the hyperlinks below. Please click on each link to read the purpose and to complete the forms.

Deadline: May 1: 

Image Release form

Deadline: July 1:

Confidentiality Agreement

Release of Information Authorization form


HRSA Survey

You are required to complete the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) survey by July 1. A brief description of the HRSA survey is provided on the hyperlink below. Please click on the link to read the purpose and to complete the survey.

Deadline: July 1

HRSA Survey


College of Nursing Badge

Open: Please wait until April 15 to request a College of Nursing badge

Deadline: July 1

The College of Nursing requires all graduate level students to wear the College of Nursing badge for identification purposes in clinical or assessment settings.  The college will cover the cost of the initial College of Nursing badge.  In order for the badge to be printed, you must have a photo on file with the BuckID Office.  Please refer to these instructions in order to receive a badge.