Admission Acceptance Checklist - print this checklist to help you track what you need to do to complete the admission
Do not complete any health physicals, background checks, or drug screenings until
you are offered official acceptance into the program.
ALL STUDENTS accepting offers of admission are REQUIRED to purchase the following
items from Viewpoint Screening at https://www.viewpointscreening.com/allegany
- Health Portal - this is where you will submit your H&P, CPR cards, and other required items for
admission to the program and throughout. (After graduation, you will retain the ability
to use this site LIFELONG to track your medical documents if you prefer.)
- Background check for your state of residence
Instructions for Order Placement of the above items.
Submit the following documents to complete your Admission Process by the due date
in your Admission Letter:
After official acceptance into the program: submit the following documents to complete
your Admission Process by the due date in your Admission Letter:
Students who do not have the required items on file by the above listed due dates
will not be eligible to commence the course and will forfeit their seat in a class.
- Student Health Form - PRINT this History and Physical form - you need to have completed and returned
by the deadline date in your offer of admission letter. This form must be SUBMITTED
to the ViewPoint Screening site. NOTE requirements for Lab Results and Titer Levels!
- Students are responsible to read the information pertaining to Influenza Vaccination
and Professional Technical Standards.
- Flu vaccine - flu vaccine must be submitted yearly demonstrating vaccination for the
Fall flu season of the respective year.
REQUIRED Background Checks
Complete this step only after offered conditional admission
In order to participate in clinical experiences, ALL students must obtain a Criminal Record Background PRIOR to entrance into the Nursing Program. If your background check is not clear, you may be prohibited from attending clinical
sites and may not be eligible to take the national licensure exam.
Keep in mind clearances may take 4-6 weeks to complete!
You must begin this process immediately upon receipt of your offer of conditional
admission. To complete your background check for admission, you need to complete the
background requirements as listed in the package you purchased from ViewPoint Screening at by the DUE DATE listed.
Urine Drug Screening will be required of students who are accepted into the CLINICAL phase of the program
- dependent upon passing Transitions 295 and securing clinical sites. You will be
advised when you are to complete the drug screening. Students who do not pass the
background clearances or drug screening will not be admitted into the program.
Theory Course Information - Getting Started
Textbooks may be purchased by contacting the Cumberland Campus Store at 301-784-5348
or firstname.lastname@example.org. You should check about financial aid covering purchases from sources other than
from the college bookstore.
Text Book RESOURCE Codes: Resources that accompany the textbook. In a NEW textbook the code is included in
the front of the book. For a used book, you would need to contact the publisher to
purchase a new access code to the resources if one is not included in the purchase.
SAVE Your Receipts for Textbook purchases.
Clinical Preceptor and Clinical Contract Information- You should commence this process as soon as possible. It may take up to 12+ weeks
or more to secure contracts with agencies and preceptors in some instances.
* NOTE - You do NOT need a clinical site for the Transitions course.
You are required to coordinate your own clinical locations for each course at appropriate
locations related to each clinical course (150, 205, 206, 215). It is suggested you obtain an RN preceptor in an Emergency Department where you
may complete the majority of clinical hours if possible. Be advised that a legal
contract must be on file with each agency you wish to do clinical hours with a preceptor
PRIOR to beginning the clinical component. The program coordinator must APPROVE each site, depending on the availability of experiences
for the student in order to meet clinical objectives.
Clinical Policy and Procedures - Documents and Forms
- 1. Clinical Policy & Procedure Guidelines - MANDATORY READING - Information on clinical agency and clinical preceptors, along
with STEPS FOR COMPLETING THE PROCESS to secure both of the aforementioned.
- 2. Clinical Agency List - A list of current clinical facilities by State will be provided
upon request. Please note that a current clinical agreement does not guarantee placement.
If a student wishes to pursue a facility that is not on the list, please follow the
guidelines in #1 and then complete and submit the form found in #5.
- 3. Preceptor Guidelines & Overview of Responsibilities - review the criteria for preceptors and print this document to give to your potential
preceptor. It provides an overview of their responsibilities. If they are agreeable,
they need to submit the appropriate forms to the Nursing Department.
- 4. Letter to agency and/or Director of Nursing - print this letter to give to Directors or Administrators when you go to approach
them about doing clinical hours and establishing contracts. It provides a brief introduction
about the program and what you are seeking to accomplish.
- 5. Clinical Agency Agreement Request - ALL STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM!!! - this form must be completed for ALL clinical
sites where you wish to complete clinical hours, including agencies with whom there
is currently a clinical contract. Remember that NEW CONTRACTS may take 3-4 months
to complete. Students must have approved clinical sites and approved clinical preceptors
in place 8 weeks PRIOR to the beginning of the clinical nursing courses or you will
forfeit your seat in the class. Submit this form to as directed.
- 6. Nurse Manager Form - print this form and give to the Nurse Manager of the unit where you and your potential
preceptor plan to complete your clinical hours - REMEMBER - your preceptor must be
a nurse on the unit where you will be doing clinical hours and must have the approval
of the nurse manager. The nurse manager may be able to assist you in identifying a
suitable preceptor on their unit. This form is needed to complete approval of both
your site and your preceptor! !
- 7. Clinical Preceptor Forms - print and complete the following forms or provide them to your potential preceptor
- i. Clinical Preceptor Request Form - complete this form to initiate the process for approval of your clinical preceptor.
You will need to submit this form for EACH preceptor you work with during the program.
- ii. Clinical Preceptor Letter of Agreement - print this form and give to your potential preceptor. They are to complete it and
return it within 10 business days to the Nursing Department at ACM.
- iii. Clinical Preceptor Professional Profile/CV - print this form and give to your potential preceptor to complete and return to
the Nursing Department within 10 business days.
- iv. Preceptor Guidelines and Responsibilities - this is the same form as listed above - it is advised you print a copy and give
to your potential preceptor so they are aware of the expectations as a preceptor for
the online program.
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