Program Requirements

Upon admission, nursing students will be required to meet and maintain certain health and safety standards.  Specific details regarding these requirements will be given to students with the acceptance letter, and must be completed by the due date indicated. Additionally, students have a full course load with mandatory lab and clinical schedules.


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Program Requirements


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  • Proof of prior or current CNA certification or LPN licensure from any US state

  • MMR (Measels, Mumps, Rubella)
    • 2 immunizations OR antibody titer showing immunity to each disease
  • Hepatitis B
    • Series of 3 immunizations
    • Antibody titer (blood test) proving immunity
      • If it has been greater than 15 years since receiving the hepatitis B series, it is highly recommended that you receive a hepatitis B booster vaccination, wait 28-30 days, and then have the antibody titer level drawn.
  • TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, & Pertussis)
    • Proof of 1 TDaP vaccination after age 10
      • DTaP, TD, DTP do not substitute
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    • 2 immunizations OR antibody titer proving immunity
    • Report of having the disease is not acceptable
  • Tuberculosis
    • 2 separate TB skin tests within 12 months of each other OR negative blood test
  • Seasonal Influenza
    • Required each year after August 31

  • Required after acceptance into the program, the nursing department will order & pay for the background check.
  • Approved facilities listed with acceptance packet
  • Drug screen results within ONE year of acceptance will be accepted, must be a 9 panel drug screen.

  • American Heart Association BLS with AED Certification
    • First Aid course is not required
  • Must be kept valid throughout the program
  • May be taken through the DSU EMS Program or enroll into AHA or DXATC

Due to student schedule requirements, we strongly discourage outside employment for nursing students. Refer to the following schedule overview of the first two semesters.

  • Classroom courses are taught on Tuesdays and Fridays
    • Times are generally 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Breaks between classes are 30-120 minutes
      • Students can use 2 microwaves at the east side of the Taylor Building.
      • There is no refrigerator for student use.
  • Clinical and Lab days are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
    • Students are assigned day shift/night shift depending on availability
      • Day Shift – approx. 6:00 am until 2:00 pm
      • Evening Shift – approx.  12:00 pm until 8:00 pm
  • Example Schedule
    • Monday: Lab (3-4 hours)
    • Tuesday: Class from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm
    • Wednesday: Clinical (8 hours, am or pm) or Lab (3-4 hours)
    • Thursday: Lab (3-4 hours) or Clinical (8 hours, am or pm)
    • Friday: Class from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm
    • Saturday/Sunday: Not required


Millie Olsen

Administrative Assistant


Phone: 435-879-4810

Fax: 435-879-4829

Office: Taylor #302

Stacey Koller

Pre-Nursing Advisor: Freshmen & Sophomore


Phone: 435-879-4305

Office: HCC #131

Alice Roach

Nursing Advisor: Junior & Senior


Phone: 435-879-4813

Office: Taylor #372