May 28, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog-Handbook 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog-Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CPR Requirement for Clinical Courses


Students enrolled in nursing courses with clinical or lab components are required to have current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Current CPR certification is a prerequisite to starting any sophomore, junior, senior nursing course and any graduate course. Each student must upload CPR documentation (CPR certification card or certificate and a photocopy of the card or certificate)to Project Concert. Project Concert will set a renewal date at that time and students must maintain CPR currency throughout their entire program of study.

Pre-licensure students’ CPR certification must be in effect throughout the official start/end dates of the specific nursing course (16-week semester or 8-week term). The expiration date cannot occur before the official end date of the course. Students who fail to meet this requirement will be administratively withdrawn from the course. There is no grace period. Clinical Coordinators will review Project Concert to ensure compliance with all clinical requirements including active CPR certification.

Students are required to comply with this policy; non-compliance will result in administrative withdrawal from the course, which may result in less than full-time enrollment and delay of graduation.

Important Details:

  • CPR certification must be in effect throughout the official start/end dates of the specific nursing course (16-week semester or 8-week term) in which the student is enrolled.

  • The expiration date cannot occur before the official end date of the course.

  • Students who fail to meet the CPR requirement will be administratively withdrawn from the course. There is no grace period.

  • Non-compliant students will not be permitted to enter the nursing course on the first day.

  • The responsibility to keep CPR certification current rests solely with the student.

Regulations require that any new certification or recertification must be acquired exclusively through: American Heart Association: www.americanheart.org/cpr

One of the following courses is required:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers

  • Instructor/Trainer/Faculty

“HeartSaver CPR” or other training does not meet the College CPR requirement for nursing students. Students who mistakenly complete this novice training will be required to complete the appropriate professional-level course from those listed above.