Nursing Student Handbook 2023-2024

Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing (ACON) 2023–2024 118 Additionally, a level 2 background check may be required of students completing certain rotations. If required, the student is responsible for payment. Offers of admission will not be considered final until the completion of the background check, with results deemed favorable by the NSU HPD. Immunization Requirements See the HPD section on Immunization Requirements. Students must also follow the requests and requirements of the clinical facilities and must maintain compliance throughout the program. Eligibility for Florida R.N. Licensure and Required Disclosure During enrollment in the semester in which a student is scheduled to complete all of the program requirements, the student is responsible for applying for graduation and to the Florida (or other state) Board of Nursing to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The application to the Florida Board of Nursing’s contracted vendor (Pearsonvue) for testing is also the responsibility of the student. Students will be required to successfully complete one or more diagnostic exams that measure the readiness to successfully complete the NCLEX-RN examination. Students will also take a review course in NUR 4180 for the NCLEX-RN examination prior to receiving the final course grade in the Accelerated B.S.N./B.S.N. programs. Academic Support Student and Alumni Organizations A variety of organizations are available in which students may participate. Two nursing-specific opportunities are Sigma Theta Tau Sigma Theta Tau is the International Honor Society of Nursing. The mission of Sigma Theta Tau International is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. The vision of Sigma Theta Tau International is to create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service, and learning to improve the health of the world’s people. The ACON is proud of our Upsilon Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing. Information regarding the chapter may be found at