requirements for school of nursing
NOTIFICATION OF ADMISSION STATUS
1. Students will be notified by mail of their admission decision. Please allow eight weeks after the
deadline date for decisions to be made.
2. Applicants who are admitted to the RN-BS Track must provide the School of Nursing with
documentation of the following:
Physical exam within the past 6 months
TB skin test within the past 12 months
Adult, infant and child CPR certification, current
Hepatitis B Immunization (3 doses)
Measles, Mumps, Rubella immunization/positive titer
Positive varicella titer or 2 immunizations
Tetanus/diptheria (td) within the last 10 years
Student Nurse Medical Malpractice Insurance
Student health insurance plan is a requirement of the U of Mass,unless you have similar health insurance, very expensive
National student nurses association is also required, malpractice insurance, not too expensive
criminal check is required for clinical
All clinical attendance is MANDATORY
Strict uniform requirements
Observance of Good Moral Code Policy
Code of Conduct
transportation to and from clinical own responsibility cost per year $700-$1,400
(presumably also, car insurance would cover
accidents, and traveling insurance necessary for beyond 20 miles distance from work)
clinical are days, nights, evenings, week-ends
7 days a week
Maura was taking either course 398 F or 326 parent/child which are both clinicals
*health and car insurance which is required by the University and operators of vehicles is
mandatory, therefore, student nurses would be covered if they got in an accident or injured on route, and or while at clincials
This informaiton can be found on the University Mass Site, Nursing, the url is too long to copy here on one line. I have just spent the last 3 hours researching insurance and academic, moral, behavioral, academic requirements for this school
this information should solve the discussion on whether the University would send someone a great distance, a $1,400 per annum cost per year says that the students go far afield.
One begins to get a glimpse of how tired and stressed Maura might have felt due to the arduous demands of a nursing programme. Also, passing acedemically does not get you a degree in Nursing, one must pass all the clinicals, much of which has nothing to do with marks, but personality, behavior, performance and alibilty to follow the codes and policies of the hospital as well as the codes and standards set by Nursing i.e confidentiality.
As previously mentioned most of the nursing students in my class did not fail exams, even though the grade was 75, a B, but rather failed to meet the clincial standards.