Welcome MSN Students

Orientation Information

Along with the information you should be provided on parking, IDs, etc., there are a few additional items that you need to pay attention to as you proceed in the program (see below). Important information regarding policies and procedures are located in the following places: The School of Nursing Bulletin and Student Handbook (PDF) You can find the five year academic calendar at case.edu/registrar/calendar. If you have any questions, contact Mary Franklin, clinical preceptor coordinator or Carol Savrin, MSN department chair.

CPR

All students must maintain current CPR certification while enrolled in clinical courses. Proof of CPR certification must be provided to the Department Assistant.

Preparation for Clinical

Immunizations

Before you start clinicals you must provide proof of immunization status for the following:

  • MMR or positive titre
  • Varicella or positive titer
  • Hepatitis B or positive titer
  • Polio or positive titer
  • Negative PPD within the past year (or negative chest x-ray if unable to have PPD)
  • TDAP
  • Influenza vaccine by November 1 each year

Documentation of all of the above must be provided to the Department Assistant prior to beginning in the clinical area.

Fingerprinting

We need to have a copy of your official report from BCI/FBI regarding criminal background check (fingerprinting).

Fingerprinting can be arranged on an individual basis at Police + Security Services. Contact Detective Sergeant Schemmel, CWRU Police at 216.368.5993 or djs49@case.edu.

  • Fees: Ohio BCI $35, FBI $35.
  • To help complete the fingerprint process quickly, please bring your CWRU ID, any documentation requesting fingerprinting, and a driver’s license or state-issued ID.

Fingerprinting can also be arranged through National Webcheck Community; view locations and prices at ohioattorneygeneral.gov/webcheck.

Learn more from our ‌ (PDF).

Please refer to the MSN student community blackboard site for the latest information.

Advanced Certifications

Advanced Certifications are required for some MSN majors. It is expected that these advanced certifications will be obtained outside of course and clinical hours and at the student’s expense. Examples of Advanced Certifications include:

  • ACLS for adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner

  • PALS for pediatric acute care nurse practitioner

  • NRP for neonatal nurse practitioner and midwifery

  • Labor support course for midwifery

  • Fetal monitor interpretation course for midwifery

  • CCRN for anesthesia

This list is not exhaustive, and requirements can change. Contact the program director for your major for the most current list of required advanced certifications.

Lab Coats

There is not a standard lab coat or lab coat patch for the MSN program. Some clinical sites will require a lab coat and others will not. To see if a lab coat is required, check with your preceptor.


MSN Program Contacts

Program Director:

Latina Brooks, PhD, CNP
Assistant Professor
216.368.1196
lmb3@case.edu

Department Assistant:

Anne Watson
216.368.8858
acw@case.edu

Office of Admissions

Zack Nichols, Recruiter
216.368.5981
admissionsfpb@case.edu