Admitted MSN and Post Master's Students 2014
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1. Dates for Mandatory New Student Orientation:
MSN Pre-Specialty Level orientation
August 13 – August 15
I have an ASN, ADN or a hospital diploma in Nursing
MSN RN Pre-Specialty Level orientation
August 13 – August 14
2. Calendar and Schedules
3. Background Check - Deadline August 1st
Upon acceptance, students entering the MSN degree or Post-Master’s Certificate program must complete a background check through Certified Background using the code provided below. Enrollment is contingent upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of the background check. Special Students, who are only enrolled in one course and are not seeking a degree from the School of Nursing, are not required to complete a background check or the new student requirements unless they apply and are admitted to VUSN.
- Student Background check and submitting requirements:
a. Go to www.CertifiedBackground.com (Should not be completed more than 3 months prior to student orientation.)
b. MSN degree and Post Master’s Certificate students enter package code: VA14bgt
c. Enter payment information – Visa, MasterCard (credit or debit), or money order mailed to Certified Background
(NOTE: there is a processing fee for money orders). The student should follow online instructions to complete the order.
Disclosure of offenses post-background check completion: Admitted VUSN students (includes full & part-time students) are required to report any arrest, criminal charge or conviction occurring after his or her background check has been completed. Required disclosure also includes but is not limited to; allegations, investigations and/or disciplinary action from any licensing board or agency included under the Nationwide Healthcare Fraud and Abuse scan; Office of Inspector General (OIG), General Services Administration (GSA), FDA Debarment Check, Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Office of Research Integrity (ORI), and Medicare and Medicaid Sanctions.
4. Medical and Other Required Information - Deadline August 1st
- Review and complete: MSN and Post Master's Student Medical & Health Requirements Checklist available at: http://www.nursing.vanderbilt.edu/clinicalplacement/PDF/clinicalreq_cklst.pdf
- American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for the Healthcare Provider