RN-BSN NURS 476-50 Course Compliance


The semester you take the course determines your clinical compliance deadline: Fall Semester August 5th; Spring Semester December 10th; Summer Semester April 15th.  

All requirements, except Immunizations should be submitted to the School of Nursing.


    1. CPR Certification: Complete CPR training through the American Heart Association for Healthcare Providers (AHA) or the American Red Cross (ARC).
    2. Health Insurance: Provide evidence of current Health Insurance (private or university) to Campus Health upon receipt of their email notification. You will have an opportunity to waive this university charge upon proof of coverage. 
    3. COVID Verification: One of the following is required: 1) Proof of COVID-19 vaccination(s) documented on the CDC card. NOTE: the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record is the only acceptable vaccine documentation. Vaccine documentation must include the vaccine manufacturer. If you received a 2-shot series, both doses must be submitted at the same time for approval. OR 2) An Exemption note approved by UofL Campus Health. Exemption Form available on Campus Health webpage https://louisville.edu/campushealth/information/forms under Heading:  Health Sciences Center Immunization Forms, select "Instructions to Upload Out of State COVID Immunization Forms"
    4. Student Consent and Release Form: available on the School of Nursing webpage http://louisville.edu/nursing/academics/files/clinical-compliance-form
    5. Drug Screening: Students are responsible for the CastleBranch fees. Go to the following CastleBranch website to register for the test.  Use the same account that you used when you established your background check. If you have not completed your Background Check, you may select the Background Check - Drug Test package.

      CastleBranch Drug Screening Instructions:
      • Select "Place Order" from drop down box select BSN and the Louisville Campus
      • Select the "NI53 Background Check - Drug Test Package."
      • If you already ordered a background check, select drug test only.
      • Keep your CastleBranch login username and password. If you don’t know your account information, contact the Customer Service Department at (888) 666-7788 ext. 7194.
    6. Criminal Background Check: Students are responsible for the CastleBranch fees. The background check should be ordered no later than 5 business days prior to the clinical compliance deadline.  Use the same CastleBranch account that you used when you requested a drug test.  If you have not completed your Drug Test, you may select the Background Check-Drug Test package. 

      CastleBranch Background Check Instructions: 
      • Select "Place Order" from the drop down box select BSN and the Louisville Campus.
      • Select the "NI53 Background Check - Drug Test Package".
      • If you already submitted a drug test, select Criminal Background Check only.
      • Keep your CastleBranch login username and password.  If you don't know your account information, contact the Customer Service Department at (888) 666-7788, ext. 7194.
    7. Proof of Registered Nursing Licensure:  Requirement is fulfilled by uploading verification from the KBN registry or state where you are licensed.
    8. Immunization Compliance: This must be completed at the Campus Health Services office.  Check with the immunization specialist at 852-2708 to confirm you are in compliance. For list of required immunizations go to: http://louisville.edu/campushealth/information/immunizations/health-professional-students/health-professional-students-immunizations
    9. HIPAA Training Courses: Registering for HIPAA courses offered via the CITI platform (www.citiprogram.org) required prior to first semester of clinicals. Does not have to be renewed unless notified by the university. Instructions for HIPAA Training

      Registering on CITI for the first time:

      • Go to CITI website: www.citiprogram.org
      • From the home screen, click on Register at top right
      • Select Your Institution or Organization: Type University of Louisville in the first box ( do not check in the second box for Independent Learner Registration)  check the I agree and the I affirm boxes. Continue and follow directions.
      • Personal Information: Enter your first and last name, as recorded with the university.  Under email use your U of L email (userid@louisville.edu) as the email address.  You can add another preferred address to the Secondary email address field, if you like.  If you do not use your primary U of L email address (not your PEA) in the first email field, your training results could be delayed in posting to iRIS.   Please note: the email addresses entered here are the ones that any future password requests will be sent to; you are encouraged to use addresses that are stable and make sure to enter them without any typos.  Continue to next step
      • Create Your Username and Password:  Follow the instructions on the page regarding size and criteria. The username and password can be anything of your choosing that is accepted by the system. Continue to Step 4
      • Information requested by U of L:  Complete the demographic information. Fields that are marked by an asterisk are required by the system. If you have a University of Louisville ID (Employee or Student), please enter it in the Employee Number field. Continue to next Step.
      • Click on “Learner Tools” next to “Active Courses.”   Click “Add a Course” at the bottom of the page.  If you would like to take the offered COVID-19 courses, you may do so at this time; however, you may also click “Not at this time” to proceed to HIPAA training.
      • Select ‘I know what I need to take, just show me the full menu of courses’. Click ‘Next’.  (Note:  Any HIPAA courses listed under the “Completed Courses” are outdated so please ignore these).
      • Select the HIPAA Privacy - Students and Instructors(ID: 109374) course.  Click ‘Next’.
      • You will be directed back to your Courses page.  Choose the HIPAA Privacy - Students and Instructors module under the “Courses Ready to Begin” to begin the training.
      If you need help, please call 502-852-2454
    10. Bloodborne Pathogen Compliance: 

      Course offered online by the university and provides a Certificate of Completion.

      Required Annually.

      Instructions for the on-line training follows:

      • Go to www.louisville.edu/dehs/training
      • This will take you to a log in page; use your U of L username and password to log on.
      • Click on BioRaft
      • Under "on-line training courses" click on Bloodborne Pathogens Training.
      • After you are logged in, click “Launch”
      • Review modules
      • Take quiz (if you miss any, it will take you back to those questions until you receive 100%)
      • To get the certificate, you can go to www.louisville.bioraft.com, log in with your U of L username and password, go to “My Training”. This will list all of the training you have taken that is provided by DEHS. You can print a certificate from there. If you have problems contact DEHS at 502-852-6670

You may upload your proof of compliance documents using the RN-BSN - Document Submission Webform.