ADN Additional Policies

In addition to meeting the requirements for admission as stated above under ADMISSION POLICIES, applicants to the Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) program must provide the following prior to admission to the program:

ADN Dress Code

Students are expected to comply with the dress code as outlined below. Students who do not comply with the dress code will be requested to leave campus or the clinical facility. The student will be marked absent for the period and a Notice of Deficiency will be given.

  • Student ID badge must be worn at all times above the waist.
  • All students must be neat and well groomed. Students will bathe daily and use deodorant. The student should have no offensive body odor or cigarette smell. Appropriate top and bottom undergarments are required.
  • Clothing must fit properly and not tight-fitting.
  • On campus uniform includes red polo shirt with the Stanbridge polo, plain white under shirt or white “sleeves” to cover tattoos, plain black scrub pants (no print, no colorful embroideries or borders, no jogger scrub pants), white socks or neutral nylons, and white or black shoes.
    • Shoes must be closed-toed, closed-heeled and low-heeled. Shoes must be without print except for the shoe logo.
    • White shoes must be clean.
    • Only white or black shoelaces are allowed.
  • In clinical, blue scrubs with Stanbridge logo must be neat and pressed.
    • Pregnant students must adopt a similar maternity scrub uniform.
    • Only clean white, closed-toed, closed-heeled and low-heeled shoes with non-skid soles and white vinyl or leather top is acceptable. Shoe logo and shoelaces, if present, must be white.
    • Only white socks or neutral nylons may be worn in clinical.
    • Stethoscope, penlight, bandage scissors, watch with second hand, calculator, black pen, paper pad are part of the clinical uniform. A “fanny pack” or “apron” may be worn over the uniform to increase the number of pockets.
  • Sweaters on campus and in clinical must be solid color (only black, grey, blue, or white) without print except for Stanbridge logo.
    • Sweaters in clinical may not have a hood.
  • No hats or scarves are permitted.
  • Hair must be pulled back out of the face and off the shoulders.
    • Hair in a ponytail is acceptable on campus but must be pulled out of the face.
    • Hair must be pulled back out of the face and in a bun in clinical or when in scrubs for Skills Lab or Simulation Lab.
    • Hair color must be of a natural color. Faddish or unnatural colors or styles are not permitted.
  • Facial hair must be neatly trimmed to a maximum length of ½ inch to permit proper fit of personal protective equipment as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. Facial hair must not be of a faddish or unusual appearance.
  • Gum is not allowed.
  • Makeup must be suitable. Perfume, cologne or after-shave is not permitted.
  • New tattoos and piercings are discouraged while in school due to increased risk of infection and the ability to comply with clinical site policy.
    • Tattoos cannot be visible. Plain white long-sleeved shirts or “sleeves” must be worn to cover the tattoos.
    • Except for pierced ears, body piercings with jewelry (brow, nose, tongue, and/or lip) are not allowed.
  • Jewelry must be kept to a minimum for safety and to be consistent with professional appearance. Jewelry may include only a watch, wedding ring, engagement ring, and small-post earrings if ears are pierced (only one pair of post earrings).
  • Nails must be clean, short and neatly trimmed. Only clear nail polish is permitted. Artificial nails and nail wraps or extenders are not permitted.

Physical Exam

Proof of Health Exam signed by a medical provider (MD, NP, or PA) with no restrictions. Students are required to carry health insurance and may be asked to provide a copy to the nursing department along with their immunization.

 Immunizations

MMR:  Students must submit a titer or proof of immunization.  If previously immunized, the student should get a titer drawn before being immunized again. If the titer is positive, the student is immune to the disease.  If the titer is negative, the student needs to be vaccinated.

Students who have had measles-mumps-rubella do not need to be immunized, but will need to submit proof of immunity.

Varicella:  The student must submit a titer or proof of immunization. If previously immunized, the student should get a titer drawn before being immunized again. If the titer is positive, the student is immune to the disease.  If the titer is negative, the student needs to be vaccinated.

Students who have had chickenpox do not need to be immunized, but need to submit proof of having the disease.

TDaP:  Students must submit proof of immunization within the last 5 years.

Hepatitis B:  Students must submit proof of a 3-shot series of immunization (or proof the series has been started). If the student wishes to decline the Hepatitis B vaccine series, he or she must sign a declination form provided by Stanbridge University.

The student may also present a titer if previously immunized for Hepatitis B.

PPD:  Students must submit proof of a PPD skin test within one year. If the student has a previous positive PPD or BCG vaccine, the student will have to submit results from a current chest X-ray. Students must initially provide a two- step TB test unless they can provide proof of previous annual testing. A regular one-step TB test must be updated annually.

Influenza Vaccine or Declination:  Students must submit proof of influenza vaccine. If the student wishes to decline the influenza vaccine series, he or she must sign a declination form provided by Stanbridge University. Students should be aware that declining the influenza vaccine may result in inability to attend clinical education at some facilities and may lead to delay of graduation.

 BLS/CPR CARD

A BLS/CPR card must be obtained from the American Heart Association.  Students are responsible for maintaining the currency of their BLS/CPR card during the entire duration of the program.  Students without a current CPR card will be removed from the clinical rotation until the CPR card is renewed. Make up of missed clinical time will be required as outlined in the Attendance Policies.