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Once you have been accepted into the BSN Program you will receive an information packet with instructions.  Meanwhile, this quick start page will help you prepare and assure you meet the special requirements of nursing majors as listed in the Shepherd University Catalog.  Detailed information is available in the Department of Nursing Education Student Handbook.

New Student Checklist
This step-by-step checklist can assist you in completing your special requirements and meeting deadlines.
[New Student Checklist]

Health Insurance, Health Data, Imunizations and CPR
Upon entrance into the nursing program a completed Health Requirements Verification (HRV) is required to be uploaded to the Immunization Tracker.  There are areas where your physician or nurse practitioner must sign the document and only these licensed professionals are acceptable.  A physical examination and immunization verification are required. 
[Health Requirements Verfication form]

CPR Certification
Department of Nursing Education accepts only American Heart Association Healthcare Provider course. A current copy (both sides) of your CPR certification is required to be uploaded to the Tracker by date designated on New Student Checklist. 

Criminal Background Check
A fingerprint card will be mailed upon your acceptance into the nursing program. Fingerprinting is ONLY to be done at Shepherd University Public Safety Department.  You may call campus police at 304-876-5374 to inquire of designated times for fingerprinting. Print and follow instructions carefully.  Submit the completed fingerprint card and criminal background to the Nursing Office by the required deadline.  Do not leave the card at the Public Safety Office.
[Background Check Instructions]

Professional Liability Insurance for Nursing Students
Professional liability insurance is required prior to you beginning classes.  You may purchase coverage online for approximately $37.00 at  Premiums vary according to state of residence.  Print out your verification and upload the form into the Tracker by the required date.  This is a reoccurring annual requirement.

ATI Testing Fee
Nursing students are required to take Assessment Technologies Inc. (ATI) achievement tests while progressing through the nursing program.  This requires a one-time fee for all printed materials and CDs upon being accepted into the Nursing program.  Near the end of the program, ATI comprehensive tests will be administered to assess students' readiness to take the NCLEX.  The student is responsible for payment of fees associated with this testing program.  Reference New Student Checklist for details
[ATI Codes]

Nursing Student Handbook
Adherence to the policies and procedures of the Department of Nursing Education are special requirements of all nursing majors.  Hard copy of the Student Handbook is given to each new student at the nursing assembly.  Be prepared and ready for the new semester by looking over this handbook to find answers to many questions you will have as a new student.


Financial Information
Estimated First Semester Cost | Financial Aid

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