The effective date of admission to the Undergraduate Nursing Program is Semester 1 in which any course of a NUR designation is taken.
Applicants who have been admitted to the College of Nursing will be required to meet all clinical requirements. These requirements are listed in detail in the Health Documents and Activities Required for Clinical Eligibility section of this handbook. In addition, students must meet agency requirements as they are mandated.
In order to maintain compliance with state/federal laws and/or agency regulations for individuals working with patients, a criminal history background check is required upon admission and may need to be updated per agency requirements. Students admitted to the College of Nursing in the Spring of 2018 and forward must submit criminal background check results by July 1st each calendar year. Students admitted prior to Spring 2018 will continue to submit an annual criminal background check each year on the anniversary date of their first background check. For all nursing students, if there is any change in status regarding criminal history, a new criminal background check must be submitted and the College of Nursing notified immediately. Students who have been charged for violation(s) of law may not be eligible for clinical placement in the practicum setting, thus interrupting or preventing progression in the nursing program until such time that their legal issues are resolved. In addition, the Indiana State Board of Nursing will ask those applying for professional licensure to provide a Criminal Background check and may ask for an explanation of results prior to being granted the right to complete the NCLEX licensure exam. The criminal history background report is valid for a period of one year from date of issuance. This report must be updated annually by the student, at the expense of the student, by yearly due date.
Purdue University Northwest’s College of Nursing adheres to the American with Disabilities Act. It is the responsibility of students with disabilities to inform the Disability Access Center of their special needs so that reasonable accommodations may be provided.
The faculty reserve the right to administratively withdraw any student whose conduct violates the ANA Code of Ethics, or who’s health status or clinical judgment violates the Essential Abilities Standards Policy. In this event, students may submit a petition the Undergraduate Admissions, Progression, and Graduation Committee for re-admission upon change of circumstance.