This is an exciting and challenging time for the nursing profession. The Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing (released October 2010) and the Affordable Care Act of 2010 underscore the importance of nurses to the nation’s health and to controlling the rising cost of health care. Nurses practicing in today’s environment face the challenges of diminished resources, growing complexity in both patient care and the health care system, and increased demand from a diverse public.
Educational preparation at the baccalaureate and graduate levels provides nurses with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet these challenges and find satisfaction in their chosen nursing path. Kean University offers excellent programs for students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or a trans-culturally focused Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in clinical management, school nursing, or community/public health nursing.
The School of Nursing faculty is committed to providing students with advanced knowledge and skills through inspired mentoring and superior instruction. Programs are well adapted to the needs of adult learners, many of whom are also full-time practitioners of Nursing. The School of Nursing fosters a culture that encourages dialogue and mutual respect, contributing to students’ development as critical thinkers and innovators unafraid to take the risks necessary to pioneer new practices. The School of Nursing faculty is comprised of scholars, researchers, and dedicated practitioners. We are confident that our skilled instructors will help nurture your passion for Nursing. We appreciate your interest and encourage you to apply.
The Kean University School of Nursing RN-BSN and MSN programs are fully accredited by the American Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) until 2017.
To contact them with comments or concerns, go to:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Kean University School of Nursing Requirements
The following are the Kean University School of Nursing immunization, health clearance, criminal background, and drug test requirements. Please note that these requirements must be met prior to enrollment.
Our policy is based on the CDC recommendations and NJ state laws. It is meant to protect you, the patients, the community, and our faculty and staff. Completing the requirements can take time, so keep this in mind as you schedule your appointment with your health care provider and upload documents to CastleBranch. Please make sure to have your health care provider complete, sign, and date the Initial Health Clearance form.
Be sure to review the list of requirement carefully to avoid the wrong tests being ordered. Ordering the wrong test may increase cost.
Kean University School of Nursing uses CastleBranch as the secure platform to collect all clinical clearance requirements including: immunization records, drug tests, and criminal background checks. Students must upload all requirements listed below to CastleBranch and provide admissions with a copy of their background check results and the immunization compliance report.
LIST OF REQUIREMENTS:
- Tuberculin screening (steps I and II)
- Hepatitis B
- PROOF OF CURRENT NJ RN LICENSE
- CURRENT HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR CERTIFICATION
- PROOF OF PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE
YOU MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING TO THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS:
1. Proof of current NJ RN license
2. CastleBranch Clinical Health Clearance summary report showing you are in compliance with all health clearance requirements
3. Drug test results
4. Criminal Background check results
UPON INITIAL COMPLETION OF THE CLINICAL HEALTH CLEARANCE PROCESS, CONTINUING STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ANNUALLY.
- Tuberculin screening (steps I and II)
- Proof of Flu vaccination
- Proof of current NJ RN license
- Current health care provider CPR certification
- Proof of professional liability insurance
- Drug test results
Click HERE to access the Annual Health Clearance Form.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS
Criminal background checks are valid for two years
1. To place your order please go to:
2. The Packet code for the Kean University School of Nursing is:
A. KA63bgdtim ($93) Initial Health Clearance Packet
If you have any additional questions, please contact CastleBranch Student Support at 888-914-7279.
Be sure to keep a copy of your paperwork for your own records.