Requirements

Program Requirements

BS REQUIREMENTS

The requirements for clinical include completing the following:

  1. NYU Meyers Health Clearance forms  (H&P, PPD, Titers) 
  2. Reading and signing Technical Standards
  3. Completing CPR Certification course for Healthcare Providers
  4. Dosage Calculation Exams
  5. Attendance and Punctuality
  6. Securing appropriate uniform
  7. Securing Nursing Supplies
  8. PDA/Smartphone
  9. Textbooks
  10. Laptop Requirement

BS Students: CPR/Basic Life Support Certification for Healthcare Providers

All BS students starting the nursing clinical sequence (Adult & Elder I) are required to have CPR Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification through the American Heart Association. Training sessions are mandatory and will take place at NYU on campus one week before the start of the FALL 2021 semester on September 9th through September 10th. Registration for the classes will open on July 9th at 9:00 AM. There is no outside cost for the training as the fee is included in the Student Services Fee charged by the University Bursar.

BS Students: Dosage Calculation Exam Requirements

You are required to take the drug dosage calculation medication safety test the second week of the semester. You must successfully complete the requirements to administer medications with your clinical instructor in off-campus clinical and successfully complete the course. 

  1. Students who receive a 100% on the test will meet the requirement and see a pass on their dosage calculation in the NYU Classes Gradebook.  
  2. Students who score between 80% to 99% will be required to complete a remediation and reflection assignment (details will be provided after the test). Once this assignment is successfully completed and graded the student will have successfully completed the dosage calculation requirement and see a pass in the NYU Classes Gradebook.   
  3. Students who score below 80% on the dosage calculation and medication safety test will be required to complete the remediation and reflection assignment and remediate in the CSLC with an instructor to ensure learning is achieved. Once requirements are met the student will be notified by the dosage calculation coordinator or the course coordinator and then see the pass on the NYU Classes Gradebook. 

BS Students: Undergraduate NYU Meyers Clinical Policies

NYU Meyers Attendance and Punctuality Policies. The Clinical Policies are interconnected with the Technical Standards for Core Professional Nursing Competency Performance. Noncompliance with the Clinical Policies is comparable to a violation of the Technical Standards.

Please review New York University’s policies on absenteeism as it relates to religious holidays.

Inclement Weather Policies:

  1. When the University is open during weather events, it is expected that all classes will be held as scheduled.
  2. Closure of the University is posted on the NYU website. When the University is closed, all classes and on-site and off-site clinicals are canceled.
  3. If the University is closed and faculty and students have already arrived at the clinical site, the clinical proceeds as normal as long as weather conditions permit.
  4. When the University closes during the day, if the closure occurs before simulation begins, that simulation is canceled. If the simulation begins before the announced closure, the simulation proceeds as normal as long as weather conditions permit.
  5. When the University announces a delayed opening, classes/clinicals scheduled to begin before the delayed opening are canceled; classes/clinicals scheduled to begin after the delayed opening will be held as usual.
  6. If the University is open, but travel to the clinical location and weather conditions are hazardous, faculty may cancel a class or clinical.

Reasonable expectations of students include:

  • Providing advance notice to instructors if they need to miss class due to disrupted or hazardous transportation and submitting assignments that were to be handed in during the class or clinical sessions as instructed by faculty.

BS Students: Nursing Uniform and Dress Code

The required uniform for BS NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing students enrolling in clinical courses is a purple scrub top (embroidered with NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing), purple scrub pants or white, black, or purple scrub skirt; an NYU clinical name pin; nursing shoes which must be: white, closed-toe, closed-back, leather-like finish and non-porous (i.e. cannot be mesh, without a back, or clogs); and white socks or nude stockings. If a head covering is necessary it must be white or black. Solid white long sleeve shirts are permitted under uniform tops. The nursing uniform must be worn to all on-campus clinical simulation and off-campus clinical settings. The nursing uniform, name pin, and shoes are available for purchase at NYU's Main Bookstore located at 726 Broadway (212-998-4667). Students can purchase nursing shoes on their own.

As per the policies and guidelines of our clinical affiliates,* the dress code listed below is in concert with NYU Meyers BS clinical requirements and must be followed:

  1. Non-natural multi-colored hair is not permitted. Hair shoulder length or longer must be worn pulled back from the face.
  2. Fingernails within a reasonable length, approximately 1/4 of an inch from the tip of the finger. Artificial nails, wraps/tips of any kind, and chipped nail polish are not permitted. Nail polish must be natural/neutral in color.
  3. Jewelry should be simple and minimal. No visible body piercings permitted. Dangling earrings/jewelry is not permitted.
  4. Makeup should be modest. Colognes and perfumes are not permitted in the patient care areas due to patient/staff allergic reactions. 
  5. Visible tattoos must be covered with a solid white long sleeve shirt under the uniform top. 
  6. Clothing must be neat, clean, professional, and appropriate in length.  No see-through fabrics, denim pants, capri pants, skorts, sweat suits, midriffs, t-shirts, halters, t-shirts with written statements.  
  7. When wearing a dress or skirt, legs should not be bare. Unpatterned white stockings must be worn with a skirt or dress.  Skirts or dresses length must be to the top of the knee or no longer than midcalf. The dress or skirt must be either white, black, or purple. 

BS Students: Nursing Supplies 

All BS nursing students starting the nursing clinical sequence are required to purchase the following supplies:

A reusable penlight, adult size aneroid sphygmomanometer (manual blood pressure), an adult stethoscope with diaphragm and bell, and an NYU ID badge on their own.

These nursing supplies provide students with the equipment necessary for off-campus and on-campus clinicals. Nursing supplies can be purchased at the main bookstore located at 726 Broadway. Students should plan to pick up their nursing NYU ID badge one week before school begins -- it will NOT be available sooner.

BS Students: PDA/Smartphone

All NYU Meyers students entering the clinical sequence must have a PDA/Smartphone device. The PDA/Smartphone device will be used to access electronic mail as well as Epocrates, medical software for drug interaction, drug prices, dosing, disease, medical dictionary, ICD9 Code, Medicare Part D, and CME. Clinical instructors will provide students with additional details as to how Epocrates will be used in conjunction with the curriculum. The iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Palm can all accommodate Epocrates, but students should consult epocrates.com and their service provider for additional details.

BS Students: Nursing Sequence Textbooks 

All course textbooks and nursing supplies are available for purchase through NYU's Main Bookstore located at 726 Broadway. Students may purchase textbooks only after they have registered for courses. 

MS REQUIREMENTS

The requirements for clinical include completing the following:

  1. NYU Meyers Health Clearance forms  (H&P, PPD, Titers)
  2. Reading and signing Technical Standards
  3. MS Credentials
  4. Securing appropriate uniform
  5. PDA/Smartphone

MS students must also submit the following before starting a practicum experience.

  1. Practicum Application Form  
  2. Current Resume
  3. Current New York State RN License Registration
  4. CPR, BLS Provider from The American Heart Association, certification and advanced life support certification (e.g., ACLS, PALS, NRP) per the respective MS program.

Note: Certain healthcare agencies/clinical sites may require additional documentation requirements (e. g., background check, state child abuse registry, HIPAA training, drug testing). Students will be contacted on an individual basis by the NYU Meyers Office of Clinical Affairs if additional documentation is required.

Inclement Weather Policies for the College of Nursing:

  1. When the University is open during weather events, it is expected that all classes will be held as scheduled.
  2. Closure of the University is posted on the NYU website. When the University is closed, all classes and on-site and off-site clinicals are canceled.
  3. If the University is closed and faculty and students have already arrived at the clinical site, the clinical proceeds as normal as long as weather conditions permit.
  4. When the University closes during the day, if the closure occurs before simulation begins, that simulation is canceled. If the simulation begins before the announced closure, the simulation proceeds as normal as long as weather conditions permit.
  5. When the University announces a delayed opening, classes/clinicals scheduled to begin before the delayed opening are canceled; classes/clinicals scheduled to begin after the delayed opening will be held as usual.
  6. If the University is open, but travel to the clinical location and weather conditions are extremely dangerous, faculty may cancel a class or clinical.

Reasonable expectations of students include:

  • Provide advance notice to instructors if they need to miss class due to disrupted or hazardous transportation and submit assignments that were to be handed in during the class or clinical sessions as instructed by faculty.

MS Students: Policies on absenteeism for religious holidays

Please review New York University’s policies on absenteeism as it relates to religious holidays.

MS Students: Nursing Uniform and Dress Code

The required uniform for MS students during on-campus clinical simulation or off-campus clinical setting is a white long lab coat (embroidered with NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing), NYU clinical name pin; and appropriate nonporous shoes that are closed toe and closed back. Appropriate professional attire is required under the lab coat unless a particular clinical facility requires alternate attire such as scrubs. Students are not permitted to wear their respective RN employer uniform or lab coats, or ID badges.

As per the policies and guidelines of our clinical affiliates,* the dress code listed below is in concert with NYU Meyers MS clinical requirements and must be followed:

  1. Non-natural multi-colored hair is not permitted. Shoulder length or longer hair must be worn pulled back from the face.
  2. Fingernails within a reasonable length, approximately 1/8 of an inch from the tip of the finger. Artificial nails, wraps/tips of any kind, and chipped nail polish are not permitted.
  3. Jewelry should be simple and minimal. No visible body piercings permitted. Dangling earrings/jewelry is not permitted.
  4. Makeup should be modest. Colognes and perfumes are not permitted in the patient care areas due to patient/staff allergic reactions.  
  5. Visible tattoos must be covered with an acceptable extension to the uniform such as a long sleeve shirt under the uniform top.
  6. Clothing must be neat, clean, professional, opaque, and appropriate in length. The presence or absence of undergarments should not be detected. No see-through fabrics, denim pants, capri pants, skorts, sweat suits, midriffs, halters, t-shirts, t-shirts with written statements, nor should clothing be too short or tight.

MS Students: PDA/Smartphone

All students entering the clinical sequence must have a PDA/smartphone. This device will be used to access email as well as Epocrates, medical software for drug interaction, drug prices, dosing, disease, medical dictionary, ICD9 Code, Medicare Part D, and CME. The iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Palm can all accommodate Epocrates, but students should consult their website and their service provider for additional details. In addition, MS students are required to log into Evalue and should check their respective course syllabus for specifications. 

DNP REQUIREMENTS

The requirements for clinical include completing the following:

  1. NYU Meyers Health Clearance forms  (H&P, PPD, Titers)
  2. Reading and signing Technical Standards
  3. MS Credentials
  4. Securing appropriate uniform
  5. PDA/Smartphone

DNP students must also submit the following before starting their project.  

  1. Practicum Application Form
  2. Current Resume
  3. Current New York State RN License Registration
  4. CPR, BLS Provider from The American Heart Association, certification and advanced life support certification (e.g., ACLS, PALS, NRP) per the respective MS program.

Note: Certain healthcare agencies/clinical sites may require additional documentation requirements (e. g., background check, state child abuse registry, HIPAA training, drug testing). Students will be contacted on an individual basis by the NYU Meyers Office of Clinical Affairs if additional documentation is required.

Inclement Weather Policies for the College of Nursing:

  1. When the University is open during weather events, it is expected that all classes will be held as scheduled.
  2. Closure of the University is posted on the NYU website. When the University is closed, all classes and on-site and off-site clinicals are canceled.
  3. If the University is closed and faculty and students have already arrived at the clinical site, the clinical proceeds as normal as long as weather conditions permit.
  4. When the University closes during the day, if the closure occurs before simulation begins, that simulation is canceled. If the simulation begins before the announced closure, the simulation proceeds as normal as long as weather conditions permit.
  5. When the University announces a delayed opening, classes/clinicals scheduled to begin before the delayed opening are canceled; classes/clinicals scheduled to begin after the delayed opening will be held as usual.
  6. If the University is open but travel to the clinical location and weather conditions are extremely dangerous, faculty may cancel a class or clinical.

Reasonable expectations of students include:

  • Provide advance notice to instructors if they need to miss class due to disrupted or hazardous transportation.

DNP Students: Policies on absenteeism for religious holidays

Please review New York University’s policies on absenteeism as it relates to religious holidays.

DNP Students: Nursing Uniform and Dress Code

The required uniform for DNP students during on-campus clinical simulation or off-campus clinical setting is a white long lab coat (embroidered with NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing), NYU clinical name pin; and appropriate nonporous shoes that are closed toe and closed back. Appropriate professional attire is required under the lab coat unless a particular clinical facility requires alternate attire such as scrubs. Students are not permitted to wear their respective RN employer uniform or lab coats, or ID badges.

As per the policies and guidelines of our clinical affiliates,* the dress code listed below is in concert with NYU Meyers DNP clinical requirements and must be followed:

  1. Non-natural multi-colored hair is not permitted. Shoulder length or longer hair must be worn pulled back from the face.
  2. Fingernails within a reasonable length, approximately 1/8 of an inch from the tip of the finger. Artificial nails, wraps/tips of any kind, and chipped nail polish are not permitted.
  3. Jewelry should be simple and minimal. No visible body piercings permitted. Dangling earrings/jewelry is not permitted.
  4. Makeup should be modest. Colognes and perfumes are not permitted in the patient care areas due to patient/staff allergic reactions.  
  5. Visible tattoos must be covered with an acceptable extension to the uniform such as a long sleeve shirt under the uniform top.
  6. Clothing must be neat, clean, professional, opaque, and appropriate in length. The presence or absence of undergarments should not be detected. No see-through fabrics, denim pants, capri pants, skorts, sweat suits, midriffs, halters, t-shirts, t-shirts with written statements, nor should clothing be too short or tight.

DNP Students: PDA/Smartphone

All students entering the clinical sequence must have a PDA/smartphone. This device will be used to access email as well as Epocrates, medical software for drug interaction, drug prices, dosing, disease, medical dictionary, ICD9 Code, Medicare Part D, and CME. The iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Palm can all accommodate Epocrates, but students should consult their website and their service provider for additional details. In addition, MS students are required to download Typhon and should check their respective course syllabus for specification

Background Checks / Drug Testing

All nursing students will be required to complete a series of clinical learning experiences in order to successfully meet the learning outcomes for a given program of study. Before participating in clinical learning experiences at any off-campus healthcare facility, undergraduate students entering the clinical component are required to complete both a criminal background check and a drug test. Graduate students may be required to complete either or both of these requirements depending on their clinical practicum placement. Each clinical facility has policies regarding possible convictions and potential drug use that may bar students from being accepted at the facility for clinical placement. If a student is not accepted to an assigned placement because of the findings of a background check or drug screen, NYU Meyers does not guarantee an alternate clinical placement. College policy dictates that students who are unable to complete clinical requirements for any reason will be subject to dismissal from the program.

The procedure for completing a criminal background check and a drug test is done through the American DataBank Company. To initiate this process, log into the website that has been created for NYU students.  Please note that each student is responsible for covering the costs for the background check and the drug screen. If you have any questions or concerns related to the background check or drug screen, please contact the student support team at support@americandatabank.com  or call 1-800-200-0853.

The process of obtaining a nursing license in New York and many other states may involve consideration of an applicant’s criminal history or other conduct. Criminal convictions and/or a record of certain other conduct may prevent a nursing student/graduate from being licensed and may preclude the nursing graduate from obtaining gainful employment as a nurse. Applicants to NYU Meyers are encouraged to determine, before matriculation, the licensure requirements in the state(s) in which they intend to practice.

 

Substance Use & Misuse Policies

New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing (NYU Meyers) is committed to promoting a healthy and professional environment in which to learn and practice. Please review the NYU Meyers Substance Use & Misuse Policies.

Health Clearance and Technical Standards

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing’s Office of Clinical Affairs is responsible for ensuring that students comply with hospital/healthcare agencies’ policies and regulatory requirements before their clinical rotations, whether off-campus clinical or on-campus clinical simulation.

Any course that includes a clinical (off-campus or on-campus) experience has mandatory clearance requirements to:

  1. Decrease health risks to students
  2. Protect patients and other healthcare professionals with whom students interact
  3. Comply with NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing healthcare agency contracts, New York University Student Health Center policies, OSHA regulations, and New York State Department of Health policies. Other clinical placement requirements, as defined by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing healthcare agency contracts, may include HIPAA compliance documentation, background checks, and/or drug testing. 

To comply with the mandatory health clearance requirements, all students must submit the following paperwork in accordance with their respective program:

BS Health Clearance Form and Policy or

MS Health Clearance Form and Policy or

DNP Health Clearance Form and Policy.

All students are required to keep their health clearance up-to-date as an essential part of their professional responsibility for patient safety. If your health clearance expires, you cannot be in a clinical setting. If you miss an on- or off-campus clinical day due to an expired health clearance, this absence places you at risk for course failure and must be made up according to the course policy.   

Technical Standards for Core Professional Nursing Competency Performance for Admission, Progression, and Graduation

In addition to health clearance, all students admitted to NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing are required to read and sign the Technical Standards for Core Professional Nursing Competency Performance for progression in and graduation from the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing program. All students must submit a signed copy of the statement located on the last page of the Technical Standards PDF document. This statement certifies that the student can effectively and safely meet the Technical Standards related to core professional nursing competencies for progression and graduation. All students must notify the Office of Clinical Affairs if their ability to meet the Technical Standards changes at any time during their progression through the program.

Technical Standards: Please review, sign the final page, and submit with the rest of your health clearance forms.

Liability/Malpractice Insurance 

The University covers the liability/malpractice insurance for all students doing clinical fieldwork as part of courses for which they are registered. A student must be enrolled in the course in order to be covered by Liability/Malpractice Insurance.