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Course Registration Updates

New Term Structure Introduced for the RN-BSN Program

Beginning in the July 2021 term, the RN-BSN Program will shift from its traditional 12-week terms to a new 8-week course format. Learn more about these Important Changes to the RN-BSN Program.

Updates for students registering for NUR-443: Public Health Nursing

Please note: Students registering for NUR-443: Public Health Nursing are required to submit copies of their active Nursing License and Professional Liability Certificate to CastleBranch.

Students will be required to register for this service and pay a $10 fee directly through CastleBranch. The W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing and Health Professions will be accessing the database through CastleBranch for student compliance. Students who do not comply with this process will be deregistered from these courses. Questions? 888-723-4263 or servicedesk.cu@castlebranch.com.

CastleBranch Instructions for RN to BSN students

Place your order on https://portal.castlebranch.com/HZ14.

American Databank Compliance Order screen

Under Package Selection, select BSN, then select Document Manager:

American Databank Compliance Order screen

Follow the prompts to accept the package, create your account, upload your documents, and complete payment. 

NUR-443: Public Health Nursing FAQs

Approval is granted by the course mentor.

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The best way to determine whether a location will be acceptable as a clinical site is to make sure that you have identified a vulnerable population and that you are able to develop a plan/ program to address that vulnerable population's needs. Several locations (eg. soup kitchens, senior centers, retirement communities, homeless shelters, and recovery/rehab centers) can fulfill the requirements.

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Yes; hours spent orienting at your chosen site may be put towards the hour requirement.

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Although the site you select may have existing educational programs running, you will be required to complete your own needs assessment of the selected vulnerable population. You will then identify and implement an educational program to address the particular need or needs identified.

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The practice experience log is located in the course documents section of the course's Moodie page.
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Mentors must give a response to your submitted clinical site within two weeks, but many will do so sooner.
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No. All practice experience hours must be completed at one location and students must be licensed in the state where the clinical site is located.
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Yes, if your employment site can offer you the opportunity to meet the needs of the course.

Work time cannot be used to complete assignments and all hours and educational projects must be in addition to your normal work hours.

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No. Since students are not administering direct care and the focus is on the education of a population, the University will not initiate or sign affiliation agreements for these experiences.

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