Accepted Student Checklist: BSN

Welcome to the School of Nursing!

Welcome to the School of Nursing!

Below is a checklist of items that must be addressed prior to starting the program in fall 2017. We recommend getting started on these tasks immediately. All items must be completed by the deadlines stated. If a deadline isn't indicated, you will receive an email at a later date explaining the requirement with a deadline.

If you have questions or concerns about any of the requirements, please contact:

Ali Nelson, BSN Academic Advisor

Contact Information

Contact Information

Activate your internet ID (x.500) (due immediately)

Update your contact information (due immediately)

It is essential that you update the University of Minnesota with your current contact information (address, phone number, emergency contact, etc.). Please check to see that your information is correct by visiting  your MyU Portal and clicking on "My Info". The information listed on this web site will override any information provided during the application process as this is tied to your official University of Minnesota student record.

Compliance Requirements

Compliance Requirements

As a new School of Nursing student, you will be required to fulfill a variety of compliance requirements. Many of these requirements are due prior to you starting in the fall and some are required on an annual basis. You DO NOT need to start any of your compliance requirements until you receive an email from the nurscomp@umn.edu that details the specific requirements, instructions, and deadlines. These requirements are extremely important and you're asked to complete them prior to the deadline. For more detailed information regarding compliance, please consult the School of Nursing Compliance Requirements webpage.

If you have any questions, please email nurscomp@umn.edu.

Technical Standards (due July 14)

Technical Standards (due July 14)

Technical Standards

This is a broad degree unique in that the graduates are prepared, and upon licensure, are allowed to provide nursing care to individuals, families, communities, and populations that is within the scope of Registered Nurse practice under state law. This requires that the student in the curriculum acquire didactic (classroom) knowledge as a well as learn skills and attitudes essential to the profession and agreed upon by the faculty as requisite for the practice of professional nursing. The student is required to have both cognitive and technical abilities to negotiate this curriculum. In the process of this curriculum, the student is required to direct or perform treatment on patients of the School's affiliates. The School has the responsibility of insuring the safety of the patients, which includes the completion of safe and timely treatment. To that end, the student must be able to meet the School of Nursing Minimum Technical Standards for Admissions and Matriculation with or without reasonable accommodation.

If you have questions regarding potential reasonable accommodations, please contact Disability Services at 612 626-1333 or ds@umn.edu

A University of Minnesota School of Nursing students are required to acknowledge they are able to meet the technical standards fully with or without accomodations. If fulfilling the technical standards are in question, it is highly recommended to receive documentation from a healthcare provider (nurse practitioner or physician) either prior or during the program. 

Please read the Technical Standards. If you are able to complete the program with or without reasonable accomodations, please complete the online Technical Standards Acknowledgement Form below. 

Technical Standards Form - Submit by July 14th

Student Conduct Code (due July 14)

Student Conduct Code (due July 14)

Student Conduct Code

Please thoroughly read the Student Conduct Code below and submit the online acknowledgment form.

Student Conduct Code 

Acknowledgment Form - submit by July 14th.

Final Transcripts (due August 1)

Final Transcripts (due August 1)

Final Transcripts

You must complete any remaining prerequisite courses prior to the start of the program and provide updated official transcripts to the University of Minnesota Office by the given deadline. Failure to complete prerequisite coursework and submit your official transcripts could result in forfeiting your spot in the class. If you complete your prerequisites at the U of MN, you do not need to submit this transcript. All new BSN students, both Twin Cities and Rochester, must send all final transcripts to:

Office of Admissions
240 Williamson Hall
231 Pillsbury Drive S.E.
Minneapolis , MN 55455-0213

BSN Welcome Day (August 31)

BSN Welcome Day (August 31)

BSN Welcome Day

In addition to your summer transfer orientation program (for new transfer students only), you are required to attend the BSN Welcome Day program. This program will discuss important information specifically about the BSN program, its requirements, curriculum, practicums, etc. This is a mandatory event for students located both at Rochester and the Twin Cities campuses, so please mark this on your calendars now.

Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Multipurpose Room 1/2, Recreation & Wellness Center (RecWell Center)

Required Materials and Scrubs

Required Materials and Scrubs

Required Materials and Scrubs

Please read the information below regarding materials and scrubs for the BSN program.

Scrubs:

  • Are required and must be ordered from the University of Minnesota Bookstore. 
  • Color is automatically determined (maroon) – you need to select the size.
  • Required: One pair (top and bottom); Note: you will be required to wear scrubs to your clinical sites as well as in your lab, so you may want to purchase an extra pair of scrubs.
  • Optional: Lab coat. In some settings, business professional attire + lab coat may be suitable alternative to scrubs – check with your instructors for details.

Directions for ordering School of Nursing scrubs:

  • Please find the list of scrub shirts and pants at this specific link location: https://www.bookstores.umn.edu/viewCategory.cgi?categoryID=7866
  • Samples of the  scrubs are available for try-on at the U of M Bookstore in Coffmann Union at the Health Sciences information desk.Store hours and information can be found at the U of M Bookstore website: http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/
  • Scrubs must be ordered through the Bookstore website and will be embroidered with the School of Nursing logo. Once your order is placed you will receive a confirmation e-mail similar to ordering your text books through the Bookstore website.
  • The Bookstore will accept exchanges for size, or return for credit if the item is defective. Please be sure to try on the sample scrubs before placing your order.
  • Orders will take about 4-6 weeks. Your order can be marked for Delivery or Pick-Up. Pick-Up locations would be at U of M Bookstore in Coffman Union or at the St. Paul Bookstore.
    • Rochester students: The Bookstore can also arrange for delivery to the Rochester M-Gear Bookstore. Please mark "ROCHESTER PICK UP" on your order form. You can also select to have your scrubs mailed directly to you.
  • Delivery to a residential or business address will be charged a shipping fee. The Bookstore ships via UPS.
  • Long maroon skirts are available to match with a maroon scrub top. Please ask the Bookstore for more information.
  • Please contact the Health Sciences information desk at the U of M Bookstore with any questions: 612-625-8600. medbooks@umn.edu

Orders submitted by July 4 will be available for pickup at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus when you come to orientation on August 31.

Shoes:

    • For safety purposes, the shoes should not be sandals or have open toes or heels. It is good practice to wear shoes in the clinical area exclusively in clinical due to the potential exchange of bacteria/viruses between environments. Shoes worn with scrubs should be primarily white shoes with no advertisement (inconspicuous logos are acceptable such as the Nike swoosh), with white socks. Clogs, sandals, with holes, open-toed or open-heeled shoes or canvas tennis shoes are NOT appropriate.

Stethoscope:

  • A stethoscope that has both a bell and a diaphragm is necessary. This information should be clearly indicated on the product info. A typical first stethoscope is the Littmann Classic II S.E. It is available at the University of Minnesota Bookstore, but it is your choice if and where you purchase a stethoscope. 

Transfer Course Evaluation

Transfer Course Evaluation

Transfer Course Evaluation

At some point during the summer you will receive a "Transfer Record of Articulated Courses" or "TRAC Report" from the main Office of Admissions. This report shows which of your courses have successfully transferred to the University. In some cases the prerequisite coursework that has been approved by the School of Nursing will not show up as filling your nursing prerequisites on your TRAC report. THAT IS OK!! Please do not be alarmed by this. These are School of Nursing requirements and we simply need time to manually update the prerequisites on your record. Your reports will be completely updated by the time you attend transfer orientation. In the meantime, please follow the prerequisite check sheets that were enclosed in your admit letter. If you have any questions about your prerequisite coursework, please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 612-625-7980