Requirements

COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS (PROGRAM AND FACILITIES)

 

These can be submitted once you begin your program and while you are working on your didactic portion.  It is the student’s responsibility to submit these as quickly as possible.  Costs for each item are available in the Student Binder and below.

 

  • RN Active license current or temporary—Cost to student may vary.  Apply to AZBN one month before completing didactic

  • Fingerprint Clearance Card: --  application found in the Student Binder sent to you upon receipt of your application and tuition payment.  Level 1  Cost approximately $65  KEEP in mind that this requirement may take 4-6 weeks to obtain so submit this immediately.

  • National Background check:  --this is in addition to your DPS fingerprint card.  Web page found in your binder.  Cost varies

  • Immunization verification:   flu shot, Negative drug screen, blood or urine, Current MD physical,

  • 2 MMRs or titer, Varicella immunization or titer, Tdap, Hepatitis B vaccine series of two before     program or waiver (cost dependent on Insurance)

  • CPR  this must consist of hands on review and use of the (AED) Automatic External Defibrillator (cost dependent on Insurance)

  • TB check or X-ray if positive result  (cost dependent on Insurance)

  • HIV/AIDS 7-hour online education  Approximately $35 -- See binder for website

  • Personal Health Insurance

  • Liability Insurance ($1 million each occurrence, $3 million aggregate) $150 -$175 year

ARIZONA BOARD OF NURSING PRACTICE REQUIREMENTS

 

The Arizona Board of Nursing requires licensees to practice in some manner for at least 960 hours every 5 years, either as an employee or a volunteer to renew or obtain a license.  This equates to 24 weeks of full-time practice every 5 years.  If you do not meet the 5 years (960 hours) you are required to take a refresher course.

 

If a new grad has not taken the NCLEX exam, they may utilize the didactic portion of the Refresher course to prepare themselves for the NCLEX exam. Once they have passed the NCLEX they will receive a temporary license which will allow them to be placed in a clinical setting for their Preceptorship.

 

If a new grad has not had not practice within the two years of graduation but has passed the  NCLEX exam the new Grad must take the RN Refresher course.  The new grads which have not practiced since graduation and are considered by the Board to be in a vulnerable position, so therefore must update their knowledge and skills.

 

UPON COMPLETION OF THE INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM THE LEARNER SHALL:

  • Understand the concepts of nursing process, psychosocial, pharmacology and professional nursing today including legal and ethical principles, end of life issues, and cultural competencies.

  • Understand and exhibit basic communication and observational practices necessary for patient care identification, reporting, and recording patient’s needs.

  • Exhibit understanding of basic physical, biological and social sciences as it relates to nursing practice

  • Understand concepts of basic nursing knowledge for specialty course content to include, pre- and post-operative, women’s health, geriatrics, and community health nursing.

  • Deliver safe, comprehensive nursing care.

  • Renew clinical practice skills.

  • Develop assessment skills currently expected within acute care setting

  • Gain personal confidence in the nursing role.

UPON COMPLETION OF THE CLINICAL PORTION OF THE PROGRAM THE LEARNER SHALL:

  • Complete all required paperwork provided in your Binder utilized during clinical.

  • Return the last two pages of your Preceptor’s guide completed and signed with phone and email information.

  • Return the course and clinical site evaluation.