Compliance Requirements

New students entering in fall 2018, please wait until instructed to begin completing compliance requirements. You will receive information about requirements and deadlines in the next couple months.

As a School of Nursing and Academic Health Center student at the University of Minnesota, you are required complete all the necessary compliance requirements. There are a variety of items that students must keep up to date and submit to remain compliant:

  • CPR Certification

  • Vaccines

  • Background Study

  • HIPAA Online Training

  • Blood Borne Pathogen Online Training

  • Nursing License - RN (for DNP and Post-Grad Certificate students)

  • Physical Exam and Technical Standards (for BSN and MN students)

There is more detailed information below regarding each compliance component requirement, however if you have questions that are not able to be answered via this webpage, please email the Office of Student and Career Advancement Services at

CPR Certification

CPR Certification

Who: All BSN, MN, DNP (Post-Bacc and Post-Master’s) and Post-Grad Certificate Students
When: Documentation of valid certificate must be on file with the School of Nursing prior to your new student orientation date and must be updated before it expires.

CPR certification must be at the Professional Rescuer or Healthcare Provider level. Courses are offered at many different locations through various organizations; we recommend the two-year certification versus the one-year certification.

You can send the information by fax, scan/email, or mail to:

School of Nursing
Office of Student & Career Advancement Services (OSCAS)
5-160 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street, SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(fax) 612.625.7727

Immunizations and Test (excluding Influenza Vaccine)

Immunizations and Test (excluding Influenza Vaccine)

Who: All BSN, MN, DNP (Post-Bacc and Post-Master’s), PhD, Post-Grad Certificate and Post-Bacc Certificate*
When: Prior to your new student orientation date.

You must have received and provide the appropriate documentation for the vaccine, a positive titer, or health provider documentation of disease for the following:

  • Varicilla

  • Hepatitis B series

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

  • Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis (Tdap)

Additionally, you must complete the following test:

  • Tuberculin Skin test (TST)* - 2-step test required. Annual TB test is completed after the second step.
    * only required for BSN, MN and DNP (Post-Bacc and Post-Master's) students

Step 1: Read the AHC Student Immunization Requirements

Step 2: Download the AHC Student Immunization Form

Step 3: Have this form completed and signed by your healthcare provider.

Step 4: Scan and email (, Fax (612-626-9768), or mail/drop off (AHC Immunization Tracking Service, ℅ Boynton Health Service, 410 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455) the completed and signed form to Boynton Health Services.

Influenza Vaccine

Influenza Vaccine

Who: All BSN, MN, DNP (Post-Bacc and Post-Master’s), PhD, Post-Grad Certificate and Post-Bacc Certificate
When: Due in mid-November annually

It is required that all School of Nursing students, regardless of the degree/certificate program, to obain the influenza vaccine every year. You can receive your vaccine from either a Boynton Flu Shot Clinic or from a local flu shot provider/healthcare provider. Documentation that you have received this vaccine must be submitted via upload to REDCap Survey.  The Office of Student and Career Advancement Services (OSCAS) will not accept paper copies or emails at this time. 

If the link above does not work, try copying the link below into your web browser: 

PLEASE NOTE: Some clinical/practicum sites will require students to receive the influenza vaccine prior to our mid-November deadline. If you will be assigned to one of these sites, you will receive special communciation about this requirement from the School of Nursing. Please make sure you adhere to the clinical/practicum site deadlines.

Background Study

Background Study

All incoming students are required to complete a background study process including both fingerprints and ID verification. To get started, follow the directions below:

1. Complete the Release of Information Authorization form

2. Initiate the Background Study

Program: Background Check - TC Nursing | Provider Number: UN4V7R

3. Photo ID Verification
  • After initating the Background Study, send a scanned copy of your photo ID to the Office of Student and Career Advancement Services (
  • Only send ID when ready to complete the next step within 14 days 
4. Fingerprinting and Photograph
Out of State Students

You must be in or in close proximity to Minnesota to complete the fingerprinting and photo requirement. You need to complete this step at a Minnesota fingerprinting location. If you will not be in Minnesota or near a Minnesota fingerprinting location until August or September, please complete this form. Within this form is where you can upload a scanned copy of your government issued identification - either driver's license or passport. If you have any questions or need additional information, please email

HIPAA and BBP Online Training

HIPAA and BBP Online Training

Who: All BSN, MN, DNP (Post-Bacc and Post-Master’s), PhD, Post-Grad Certificate and Post-Bacc Certificate
When: Prior to your new student orientation date. Once it’s completed, it’s good for the entire time of your degree.

You will receive an email prompt to complete both the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability) and BBP (Blood Borne Pathogen) Online Training. Please do not start the online training until you have received the email prompt otherwise it may not be recorded accurately.

Nursing License - RN

Nursing License - RN

Who: DNP (Post-Bacc and Post-Master’s) and Post-Grad Certificate Students
When: After renewal of license if the license number changed.

When DNP and Post-Grad Certificate students applying through NursingCAS, you are required to submit your RN license number. We record those numbers in our records. If you renew your license and the number changes, you are required to inform the School of Nursing by emailing with your name, degree program and new license number. If your license number doesn't change while enrolled in your degree program, no action is needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know if I need to update any of my compliance requirements?
  • You will receive a 60-day and 30-day notice from the School of Nursing ( if a compliance requirement is about to expire.
What if I don't complete one of the requirements by the deadline?
  • It’s extremely important that you fulfill a requirement prior to its expiration. Expiration of compliance items can result in University account registration holds or removal from a practicum/clinical location. Removal from a practicum/clinical location may result in a lowered grade.
I'm not in a clinical/practicum rotation or in a degree that requires clinical/practicum rotations. Do I still need to receive an influenza vaccine?
  • Yes. It is the policy of the School of Nursing and Academic Health Center that all students receive an influenza vaccine. Additionally, it's beneficial to your individual health.
I missed the 14-day window to complete my fingerprints and photo for the Background Study. What should I do?
  • Contact the Office of Student and Career Advancement Services at immediately. You will need to re-start your background study and the expense of the background study ($20.00), fingerprints and photo ($9.10) will be your responsibility.
Why are there compliance requirements/policy?
  • According to the School of Nursing Student Compliance Policy: "This policy exists to provide for and ensure that 1. alignment with provisions in the clinical agency affiliation agreements related to student requirements. Upon request of an affiliate facility, the School of Nursing must provide evidence of student compliance with the requirements; 2. the safety of patients and School of Nursing students, faculty and staff; 3. compliance with CCNE accreditation standards; 4. compliance with state regulations."