School of Nursing

Verified Credentials

Verified CredentialsThe School of Nursing has partnered with Verified Credentials to track student health clearance records and conduct pre-entrance background checks and drug screens.

Failure to submit any of the requested documentation by the designated due date will prevent a student from beginning the program. You may not participate in any clinical practicums without being compliant with all your health clearance requirements. Some clinical sites have more stringent requirements and students placed at those sites will be expected to meet such requirements which may include orientation attendance, evidence of OSHA Blood-Borne Pathogen or HIPAA training. Once a clinical site is identified, if there are additional requirements students will work with course coordinators to ensure compliance. 

Fees

You will be assessed a fee of upon signing up on the Verified Credentials website.

  • Pre-licensure - $116.40
  • RN-to-BSN - $87.79
  • CNL - $xxx
  • DNP - $87.79
  • Post-Graduate Certificate - PMHNP - $87.79

Completing Form

How the Verified Credentials process works.

A program specific code is required to access the Verified Credentials website.  Your code will be sent to you via e-mail. Complete requirements for each program are listed below.  If you don't have your code, please call the SON at 785-670-1525.

Verified Creditials Student site: https://scholar.verifiedcredentials.com/washburn 

Student Health Insurance

Health insurance is part of health clearance requirements for the School of Nursing. Washburn University offers student health insurance coverage. For the current online enrollment form/policy information click here or call 1-800-520-9909.

Technical Support

Please note that your health records will be accessible to you at any time, even after you graduate. Any questions or concerns regarding uploading documents should be directed to Verified Credentials.

Website chat feature: http://www.verifiedcredentials.com

Client Services Representative

Abigail Gray
Phone: 952-985-2363
Toll-free: 800-938-6090
Fax: 952-985-7218
E-mail: agray@verifiedcredentials.com

Pre-Licensure Requirements

If you are uncertain about your ability to comply with this deadline, please contact me at jane.carpenter@washburn.edu as soon as possible. Please take time to carefully review the enclosed information and instructions. Let me know of any questions, and I look forward to working with you throughout your program of study

The following documentation is required:

  • Complete Pre-entrance Background Check
  • Complete Drug Screen
  • Pre-entrance physical examination
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) Immunization- Students will electronically submit evidence of 2 varicella vaccinations or titer/blood test demonstrating positive immunity. If students have only had 1 of the vaccinations, they must obtain the 2nd immunization or submit a titer with positive results. The program will NOT accept documentation of disease as evidence of immunity. Enter all dates accurately or the submission will be rejected.
  • Influenza Immunization (Due no later than Apr 1) – Students will electronically submit evidence of an influenza (i.e. flu) vaccination appropriate for the influenza season occurring during the student’s enrollment in the program or a waiver. Note that clinical sites are under no obligation to accept a waiver of immunization and may refuse placement to students submitting an immunization waiver for any reason. If a student elects to waive this requirement, they may be disqualified from some or all clinical sites and potentially unable to complete the program.
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella Immunization - Students will electronically submit evidence of 2 MMR vaccinations or titer/blood test demonstrating positive immunity to each. Enter all dates accurately or the submission will be rejected.
  • Hepatitis B Immunization – Students will electronically submit evidence of a 3 series vaccination, titer/blood test demonstrating positive immunity, or signed waiver. If the student has not had all 3 vaccinations, visit with your healthcare provider about fulfilling this requirement. The approved waiver form is provided within the Verified Credential system. Enter all dates accurately or the submission will be rejected.
  • CPR Certification by American Heart Association Heartcode® Basic Life Support – Students must submit current certification and maintain certification throughout the program (must be valid throughout the current semester).
  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) - Students will electronically submit evidence of a tetanus/diphtheria vaccination (Td or Tdap given within the past 10 years. If the tetanus/diphtheria vaccine was given over 10 years ago, the student must submit evident of a Td booster vaccine. Enter all dates accurately or the submission will be rejected.
  • Tuberculosis (PPD) - Students will submit evidence of one 2-step Tuberculosis skin test result completed within the past 12 months. If a test proves positive, a chest x-ray for Tuberculosis evaluation will be required and students must submit the radiologist’s report. If a student has previously tested positive for Tuberculosis exposure and the student’s last Tuberculosis evaluation chest x-ray was completed more than 12 months ago, the student must see a medical provider to complete the Absence of TB Symptoms Form (official form contained in the Verified Credentials System). If a student’s chest x-ray results are positive for Tuberculosis, students must visit their healthcare provider to complete treatment and in this case the Program Director must be notified immediately. Enter all dates accurately or the submission will be rejected.
  • Evidence of Personal Health Insurance – Students must submit a copy of an insurance card which states the student’s name, policy number, and insurance carrier. If the student is on a parent’s, spouse’s, or partner’s policy and the insurance card does NOT have the student’s name listed, a letter from the insurance carrier verifying coverage will have to be submitted in the Verified Credential system.
  • Student Conduct Pledge – Students are required to sign (electronically) this pledge indicating that they have read and understand the professional ethics and values decribed in the Pre-licensure Student Handbook. The form is available on the Verified Credentails website. Pre-licensure Student Handbooks are available online on the School of Nursing website.

RN-to-BSN Program Requirements

The following documentation is required:

  • Complete Pre-enrollment Background Check
    (Note: If you have already completed a student background check with PreCheck, you are not required to do another one with Verified Credentials (see fee structure).
  • Provide Proof of current RN licensure
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) Immunization - Students will electronically submit evidence of 2 varicella vaccinations or titer/blood test demonstrating positive immunity. If students have only had 1 of the vaccinations, they must obtain the 2nd immunization or submit a titer with positive results. The program will NOT accept documentation of disease as evidence of immunity. Enter all dates accurately or the submission will be rejected.
  • Influenza Immunization - Students will electronically submit evidence of an influenza (i.e. flu) vaccination appropriate for the influenza season occurring during the student’s enrollment in the program or a waiver. Note that clinical sites are under no obligation to accept a waiver of immunization and may refuse placement to students submitting an immunization waiver for any reason. If a student elects to waive this requirement, they may be disqualified from some or all clinical sites and potentially unable to complete the program.
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella Immunization - Students will electronically submit evidence of 2 MMR vaccinations or titer/blood test demonstrating positive immunity to each. Enter all dates accurately or the submission will be rejected.
  • Hepatitis B Immunization – Students will electronically submit evidence of a 3 series vaccination, titer/blood test demonstrating positive immunity, or signed waiver. If the student has not had all 3 vaccinations, visit with your healthcare provider about fulfilling this requirement. The approved waiver form is provided within the Verified Credential system. Enter all dates accurately or the submission will be rejected.
  • CPR Certification for the Health Care Provider or Professional Rescuer – Students must submit current certification and maintain certification throughout the program (must be valid throughout the current semester).
  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) - Students will electronically submit evidence of a tetanus/diphtheria vaccination (Td or Tdap given within the past 10 years. If the tetanus/diphtheria vaccine was given over 10 years ago, the student must submit evident of a Td booster vaccine. Enter all dates accurately or the submission will be rejected.
  • Tuberculosis (PPD) - Students will submit evidence of one 2-step Tuberculosis skin test result completed within the past 12 months. If a test proves positive, a chest x-ray for Tuberculosis evaluation will be required and students must submit the radiologist’s report. If a student has previously tested positive for Tuberculosis exposure and the student’s last Tuberculosis evaluation chest x-ray was completed more than 12 months ago, the student must see a medical provider to complete the Absence of TB Symptoms Form (official form contained in the Verified Credentials System). If a student’s chest x-ray results are positive for Tuberculosis, students must visit their healthcare provider to complete treatment and in this case the Program Director must be notified immediately. Enter all dates accurately or the submission will be rejected.
  • Evidence of Personal Health Insurance – Students must submit a copy of an insurance card which states the student’s name, policy number, and insurance carrier. If the student is on a parent’s, spouse’s, or partner’s policy and the insurance card does NOT have the student’s name listed, a letter from the insurance carrier verifying coverage will have to be submitted in the Verified Credential system.
  • Student Conduct Pledge – Students are required to sign (electronically) this pledge indicating that they have read and understand the professional ethics and values decribed in the RN to BSN Student Handbook. The form is available on the Verified Credentails website. RN to BSN Student Handbooks are available online on the School of Nursing website.

DNP Program Requirements

The following documentation is required:

  • Pre-entrance Background Check
  • Provide Proof of current RN licensure
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) Immunization - Students will electronically submit evidence of 2 varicella vaccinations or titer/blood test demonstrating positive immunity. If students have only had 1 of the vaccinations, they must obtain the 2nd immunization or submit a titer with positive results. The program will NOT accept documentation of disease as evidence of immunity. Enter all dates accurately or the submission will be rejected.
  • Influenza Immunization (Due no later than Oct. 1) - Students will electronically submit evidence of an influenza (i.e. flu) vaccination appropriate for the influenza season occurring during the student’s enrollment in the program or a waiver. Note that clinical sites are under no obligation to accept a waiver of immunization and may refuse placement to students submitting an immunization waiver for any reason. If a student elects to waive this requirement, they may be disqualified from some or all clinical sites and potentially unable to complete the program.
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella Immunization - Students will electronically submit evidence of 2 MMR vaccinations or titer/blood test demonstrating positive immunity to each. Enter all dates accurately or the submission will be rejected.
  • Hepatitis B Immunization – Students will electronically submit evidence of a 3 series vaccination, titer/blood test demonstrating positive immunity, or signed waiver. If the student has not had all 3 vaccinations, visit with your healthcare provider about fulfilling this requirement. The approved waiver form is provided within the Verified Credential system. Enter all dates accurately or the submission will be rejected.
  • CPR Certification for the Health Care Provider or Professional Rescuer – Students must submit current certification and maintain certification throughout the program (must be valid throughout the current semester).
  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) - Students will electronically submit evidence of a tetanus/diphtheria vaccination (Td or Tdap given within the past 10 years. If the tetanus/diphtheria vaccine was given over 10 years ago, the student must submit evident of a Td booster vaccine. Enter all dates accurately or the submission will be rejected.
  • Tuberculosis (PPD) - Students will submit evidence of one 2-step Tuberculosis skin test result completed within the past 12 months. If a test proves positive, a chest x-ray for Tuberculosis evaluation will be required and students must submit the radiologist’s report. If a student has previously tested positive for Tuberculosis exposure and the student’s last Tuberculosis evaluation chest x-ray was completed more than 12 months ago, the student must see a medical provider to complete the Absence of TB Symptoms Form (official form contained in the Verified Credentials System). If a student’s chest x-ray results are positive for Tuberculosis, students must visit their healthcare provider to complete treatment and in this case the Program Director must be notified immediately. Enter all dates accurately or the submission will be rejected.
  • Evidence of Personal Health Insurance – Students must submit a copy of an insurance card which states the student’s name, policy number, and insurance carrier. If the student is on a parent’s, spouse’s, or partner’s policy and the insurance card does NOT have the student’s name listed, a letter from the insurance carrier verifying coverage will have to be submitted in the Verified Credential system.
  • Student Conduct Pledge – Students are required to sign (electronically) this pledge indicating that they have read and understand the professional ethics and values decribed in the RN to BSN Student Handbook. The form is available on the Verified Credentails website. Graduate Student Handbook is available online on the School of Nursing website.

Post-Graduate Certificate - PMHNP Program Requirements

The following documentation is required:

  • Pre-entrance Background Check
  • Provide Proof of current RN licensure
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) Immunization - Students will electronically submit evidence of 2 varicella vaccinations or titer/blood test demonstrating positive immunity. If students have only had 1 of the vaccinations, they must obtain the 2nd immunization or submit a titer with positive results. The program will NOT accept documentation of disease as evidence of immunity. Enter all dates accurately or the submission will be rejected.
  • Influenza Immunization (Due no later than Oct. 1) - Students will electronically submit evidence of an influenza (i.e. flu) vaccination appropriate for the influenza season occurring during the student’s enrollment in the program or a waiver. Note that clinical sites are under no obligation to accept a waiver of immunization and may refuse placement to students submitting an immunization waiver for any reason. If a student elects to waive this requirement, they may be disqualified from some or all clinical sites and potentially unable to complete the program.
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella Immunization - Students will electronically submit evidence of 2 MMR vaccinations or titer/blood test demonstrating positive immunity to each. Enter all dates accurately or the submission will be rejected.
  • Hepatitis B Immunization – Students will electronically submit evidence of a 3 series vaccination, titer/blood test demonstrating positive immunity, or signed waiver. If the student has not had all 3 vaccinations, visit with your healthcare provider about fulfilling this requirement. The approved waiver form is provided within the Verified Credential system. Enter all dates accurately or the submission will be rejected.
  • CPR Certification for the Health Care Provider or Professional Rescuer – Students must submit current certification and maintain certification throughout the program (must be valid throughout the current semester).
  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) - Students will electronically submit evidence of a tetanus/diphtheria vaccination (Td or Tdap given within the past 10 years. If the tetanus/diphtheria vaccine was given over 10 years ago, the student must submit evident of a Td booster vaccine. Enter all dates accurately or the submission will be rejected.
  • Tuberculosis (PPD) - Students will submit evidence of one 2-step Tuberculosis skin test result completed within the past 12 months. If a test proves positive, a chest x-ray for Tuberculosis evaluation will be required and students must submit the radiologist’s report. If a student has previously tested positive for Tuberculosis exposure and the student’s last Tuberculosis evaluation chest x-ray was completed more than 12 months ago, the student must see a medical provider to complete the Absence of TB Symptoms Form (official form contained in the Verified Credentials System). If a student’s chest x-ray results are positive for Tuberculosis, students must visit their healthcare provider to complete treatment and in this case the Program Director must be notified immediately. Enter all dates accurately or the submission will be rejected.
  • Evidence of Personal Health Insurance – Students must submit a copy of an insurance card which states the student’s name, policy number, and insurance carrier. If the student is on a parent’s, spouse’s, or partner’s policy and the insurance card does NOT have the student’s name listed, a letter from the insurance carrier verifying coverage will have to be submitted in the Verified Credential system.
  • Student Conduct Pledge – Students are required to sign (electronically) this pledge indicating that they have read and understand the professional ethics and values decribed in the RN to BSN Student Handbook. The form is available on the Verified Credentails website. Graduate Student Handbook is available online on the School of Nursing website.