University of Vermont

2009-10 Online Catalogue

College of Nursing and Health Sciences Undergraduate Responsibilities

There are some special responsibilities associated with clinical education. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from clinical sites, and where relevant, the costs of housing for clinical experiences. All students must carry professional liability insurance during clinical rotations. The University is not responsible for medical costs resulting from injury during clinical rotation, or during any other curricular activity, unless this injury is due to negligence by the University. The Center for Health and Wellbeing, UVM Student Health, offers a student insurance plan for students who need health insurance.

Applicants to the College’s clinical programs must realize there is always an element of risk through exposure to infectious disease. Faculty and clinical staff make every effort to educate all students in appropriate modes of infection control in order to minimize these risks. Hepatitis B immunization series and a tetanus booster within the last 10 years are required prior to beginning the clinical experience. Additional immunization requirements for nursing students are listed in the Department of Nursing Undergraduate Student Handbook.

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