Vital Information for Nursing
Additional Requirements for Nursing Majors (RN and PN) In compliance with the terms of contractual agreements with health care agencies which serve as clinical laboratory sites as well as accreditation, federal or state requirements, all nursing students will:
- present evidence of required immunizations as required by the State of Arkansas clinical agencies;
- present evidence of Tuberculosis (TB) testing;
- present evidence of Hepatitis B vaccination or sign the Nursing Division's declination statement to refuse the Hepatitis B vaccination;
- maintain current certification in CPR for the professional rescuer;
- maintain current student-nurse professional liability insurance coverage;
- and,maintain current health data forms and other information needed according to contractual agreements with clinical agencies. If further test or corrections are needed, they will be completed prior to the first day of classes. All health data forms must be on file before the first day of class.
- You must successfully pass a Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen Process.
Denial of Clinical Experience
Enrollment for each nursing class is determined by a faculty/student ratio for clinical experiences set by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. Any student who is denied clinical experience by any clinical facility for reasonable cause will be required to withdraw from the National Park Community College Nursing Program. Any student denied clinical access for a justifiable cause by the clinical facility will not be eligible for re-admission into the National Park Community College Nursing Program. If denial of clinical experiences is related to substance abuse issues, the substance abuse policy will apply. (amended 2005)
Additional Information for Nursing Majors (RN and PN)
- The roles of RN and PN student and graduate require specific physical and mental abilities to assume the roles and meet expected educational outcomes for the associate degree or certificate nurse, the student must possess the following abilities: verbal and written communication, problem-solving, nursing assessment of both physical and psychosocial health status of clients as well as the safe performance of nursing skills and procedures which include strength and coordination with gross motor ability to lift and ambulate patients safely, hand-eye coordination and fine motor dexterity, as well as problem-solving and comprehension, analysis, and synthesis of data.
- Students with documented disabilities who are applying for admission to National Park Community College Nursing Programs are welcome according to the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with disabilities who have the required documentation. It is the student's responsibility to inform the faculty of the disability at the beginning of the term (within the first two weeks of the start of each nursing class), how the disability affects performance, and what accommodation(s) will be required. For applicants, please inform the nursing advisor when initiating the application process. For more information, refer to the sections on student activities and special programs in this catalog. If there are any questions, please contact the Division of Nursing in writing.
- Exposure to communicable diseases (for example, the human immunodeficiency virus which is associated with AIDS, the organism causing Tuberculosis which may be resistant to treatment, and the virus associated with Hepatitis B disease), injuries, and related accidents can occur as part of nursing clinical experiences. Students in the Nursing Program are provided with information and guidance about a) Protection from infectious illnesses, b) Immunizations recommended for health care workers, c) Testing for infectious illnesses, d) Protection from injuries during clinical experiences, and e) Blood borne Pathogens Education.
- The faculty of the Nursing Division strongly recommends that students maintain adequate health care coverage and disability insurance for their protection in the event of illness and/or injury.