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 that accept the offer of admission into the College of Nursing will receive information from the Clinical Placement Coordinator about Immunizations, CPR certification, Background Check & Drug Testing. All students must have health insurance and a laptop computer. A laptop is required for the Nursing program (Chromebooks and tablets are not acceptable). Click here for the minimum specifications required.

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.

Fall Admission Cycle: Requirements must be completed by August 1

Spring Admission Cycle: Requirements must be completed by January 1

The GFU College of Nursing uses an outside vendor to manage compliance requirements (Immunizations, CPR, 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 $135.00, which is the student's responsibility to pay at the time the account is established.

COVID & GFU Nursing
George Fox University is strongly encouraging students and employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination, but will not require vaccination. However, nursing clinical partners are requiring the COVID vaccine for all students and clinical instructors for clinical placement, without exception. 

Immunizations for Admission

Students who are admitted to the program must have the following vaccinations. 

Official documents will be required to validate students are current with all immunization requirements. Click here to review what is required.

 One of the following is required:
    • 2 step TB skin test (1-3 weeks apart) OR QuantiFERON Gold Blood Test OR if positive results, provide a clear Chest X-ray.
  1. Proof of current immunizations:
    • Diphtheria, Tetanus (tetanus only within past 10 years)
    • Two (2) MMR, or titer is drawn if you have not had two MMR vaccinations
    • Series of three (3) Hepatitis B, and titer
    • Influenza (flu shot) - obtained later in the fall semester each year
    • Proof of either two (2) Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccinations or one (1) titer for Varicella.  Having had chickenpox is not sufficient documentation.
  2. All official vaccination documentation will be reviewed and approved by our outside vendor.

Healthcare Provider CPR Certification (American Heart Association)

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

  • Classes are available at George Fox through the security department.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR/AED certification only.
  • Certification must be kept current throughout your time in the nursing program.

Criminal Background Check

Final acceptance into the program is based on a satisfactory background check.  

  • Students who are admitted to the program must complete a background check. 

Mandatory Drug Testing

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

  • Students who are admitted to the program must complete a background check. 

Health Insurance

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