Please review your student handbook for more information regarding program specific requisites.
To ensure knowledge of standard precautions and the system for reporting exposures, all SLU School of Nursing students must read the booklet published by the CDC, Exposure to Blood: What Health-Care Workers Need to Know, and the accompanying School of Nursing Information, Additional Notes on Bloodborne Pathogens, then complete the Bloodborne Pathogens Receipt and Acknowledgment Form.
All SLU nursing students are required to be certified by the American Heart Association and to maintain the certification throughout their coursework.
School of Nursing students are required to have a comprehensive background check prior to enrollment and prior to any clinical experience. You must sign an authorization to release the results of the background check to the School of Nursing and to the agency if requested.
SLU's Office of the Registrar coordinates the checks and will bill your account for the cost. The registrar’s office will also maintain records of the results for the duration of your enrollment at SLU.
Background checks deemed unacceptable based on past criminal history will be handled on an individual basis with consultation from the dean and program director, and may result in dismissal.
It is your responsibility to check with each agency prior to beginning clinical experiences to identify and meet its requirements. In some cases, drug screens or other requirements may be required. You are responsible for the cost of any required screenings.
Agencies maintain the right to deny a student to practice if your background check or drug screen is positive. In such cases, you would be prevented from completing the program due to inability to complete the clinical requirements. Records for both the criminal background check and the drug screen are maintained in strict confidence by the School of Nursing and will be disclosed to the participating agency only upon request.
This information must be kept up-to-date in the student's Banner account. A hold on
registration will be placed when the student does not have updated information (once
a semester). If a student receives an e-mail reminding him/her to verify emergency
contact information log onto MySLU, click on the Tools tab, and click on Banner Self
The student will now be prompted with a verification form
Immunization records are to be mailed or faxed (314-977-8949) to the School of Nursing prior to registration for the subsequent semester (~November 1, ~April 1) or a hold will be placed on the student's registration.
Please note: All students must meet the health/immunization requirements of their
assigned clinical agency. These requirements may necessitate additional immunizations
besides those required by the University and School of Nursing. All requirements are
subject to change based on University, School of Nursing, CDC or OSHA requirements.
*These are University requirements. All students must document compliance with these requirements upon entering the University. If documentation is not complete, students will be unable to participate in activities requiring patient contact and the University will place a hold on subsequent registration
Reference: Saint Louis University Student Immunization Requirements (1999)
Revised: Saint Louis University School of Nursing (2002)
Under HIPAA, certain identifying pieces of health information are protected from casual scrutiny or use by unauthorized personnel. HIPAA regulations govern the circumstances of collection, access to, and use of this Protected Health Information (PHI): names, postal addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, dates (including birth dates), social security numbers, medical record, and health plan numbers, account numbers, certificate/license numbers, vehicle identifiers including license plate numbers, device identifiers, names of relatives, Web URLs, IP address numbers, biometric identifiers, photographs and comparable images, and any other unique identifying number, characteristic, or code.
Information on HIPAA training will be provided during orientation. All students must sign a HIPPA form.
Agencies require that the School of Nursing release certain information regarding background checks, drug screens, immunizations, etc. upon request. Download the School of Nursing Authorization Form, then sign and return.
Students who believe they may need academic accommodations to meet the requirements of any class at Saint Louis University are encouraged to contact the Office of Disabilities Services at 314-977-8885 or to visit DuBourg Hall, Room 36. Confidentiality is observed in all inquiries.
For you to receive accommodations, faculty must receive official documentation from the disabilities services counselor describing your accommodation requirements. It is your responsibility to contact the course coordinator at the beginning of the semester so that appropriate accommodations may be provided.