Nursing Program & Clinical Requirements

General Education Requirements

Nursing students must meet the general education requirements of the university for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Upon Acceptance Into the Program

Students who accept the offer of admission into the College of Nursing will receive information from the clinical placement coordinator about immunizations, CPR certification, background checks and drug testing. All students must have health insurance and a laptop computer (Chromebooks and tablets are not acceptable; view minimum specifications for computers).

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In order to attend class and/or clinical, all of the following compliance requirements must be completed by the dates below. Requirement deadlines are dependent upon the admission cycle.

The George Fox College of Nursing uses an outside vendor to manage compliance requirements (immunizations, CPR certification, background check, drug test). Once a student accepts the offer of admission into the nursing program, detailed information will be provided on how to establish a student account with our vendor.

Students are responsible for uploading all required documents to their student account. The one-time fee for this service is $135, which is the student's responsibility to pay at the time the account is established.

Immunizations for Admission

Students who are admitted to the program must have the vaccinations outlined below.

Official documents will be required to validate students are current with all immunization requirements. Review immunization documentation requirements

One of the following is required:

Proof of current immunizations:

All official vaccination documentation will be reviewed and approved by our outside vendor.

COVID-19 & Nursing

Beginning in January 2022 and for the foreseeable future, all students in the George Fox nursing program who have a clinical placement will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. At this time, all of our clinical partners are requiring proof of vaccination with no allowance for exemption. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in the student's inability to continue in the nursing program at George Fox University.

Healthcare Provider CPR Certification (American Heart Association)

In order to attend class, certification must be obtained from the American Heart Association only.

Criminal Background Check

Students who are admitted to the program must complete a background check. The final acceptance is dependent upon the completion of a background check.

Mandatory Drug Testing

Final acceptance into the program is based on a satisfactory drug screen.

Health Insurance

Proof of health insurance for all nursing students, both full- and part-time status, is required upon admission.