From their first weeks at Carthage, students will be challenged to apply what they learn to patient care situations. During the sophomore year, students will begin clinical work, caring for patients in many different settings — hospitals, homes, schools, and the community.

Carthage graduates will have nearly 800 hours of clinical experience on their resumes. Clinical partner sites are true partners in achieving the best outcomes for individuals, families, communities, and students.

We ensure safety for our clinical partners, students, and faculty. Therefore, each student participating in clinical experiences must adhere to the health and safety requirements defined by our clinical partners.

The Carthage Student Nurse Handbook is updated annually.

See the Nursing Student Handbook

 

Required Certification for Clinical Courses

The Nursing Department uses a data management system, Castlebranch, for verifying and storing required data. All students are required to submit required documents to this system. See instructions on how to create your portal profile

Clinical compliance information is to be uploaded to the system before the start of the fall term of the sophomore year and maintained as currency throughout the student clinical experience.

 

BSN Health and Safety Requirements

  • Annual physical exam by a credentialed health care provider
  • Annual TB assessment (either two-step skin test or Quantiferon blood test)
  • Varicella Vaccine or Titer (one time)
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella Titer (one time)
  • 10 Panel drug screen (one time)
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine or Titer (one time)
  • Annual Influenza Vaccine COVID vaccination and boosters
  • Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) by the American Heart Association
  • Completion of an OSHA-approved health and safety course (online module in Castle Branch under eLearning)
  • Completion of an acceptable course in HIPAA (online module in Castle Branch under eLearning)

Additional information may be required by clinical site request.

 

Student Forms

 

Clinical and Lab Uniforms

You may purchase your nursing uniform at carthage.scrubin.com in addition to the Carthage Bookstore.

Steps to Access your Carthage College Nursing Online Store

  1. Visit carthage.scrubin.com
  2. Enter the access code: nursing262
  3. Login and shop *If you do not have a login, one will be created for you during your first purchase
  4. Please note: All orders must be placed at least 30 days prior to the start of classes

 

Additional Program Costs

The table below presents additional nursing costs. This list should be viewed as only an estimate. Prices are subject to change without notice.

  YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3
CPR Certification $50  

$50

Uniform & Supplies $210    
Health & Safety Fees $140    
Books & Testing (ATI) $958 $958 $958
White Coat, Pinning, & Graduation Fees   $75 $100
TOTAL $1,358 $1,033 $1,108