First Day of Class Student Checklist

Student must submit evidence of:

  • Current medical background check/drug screen- You can complete the background check here.  If you have any questions regarding the background check, please contact Customer Experience department at 888.723.4263 ext. 7194 or reach them by email at customerexp.cu@castlebranch.com(follow these steps for automatic submittal to RRCC HR: Click on Place Order, select RRCC, select Nursing, click on select option, select new student, follow directions to complete order form)

  • Statement (original signed healthcare form PDF icon) from Healthcare Provider that includes:

  • Negative PPD (within 12 months) or negative chest x-ray if history of positive PPD

  • Two doses of MMR vaccine if born on or after 1957; one dose MMR vaccine if born before 1957, or positive measles, mumps and rubella titers

  • Varicella vaccination, positive immune titer or reliable history of varicella infection

  • Completed Hepatitis B series (3), positive immune titer or declination

  • Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)

  • Seasonal influenza vaccine (October-March)

(You can contact Student Health & Counseling Center for costs and appointments)

  • RN license number (active or expired)

  • Copy of current driver’s license or other photo ID

  • Proof of current health insurance

  • BLS for Health Care Professionals (American Heart Association or Red Cross)

Required Textbooks

Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems (9th ed.), Lewis, Dirksen, Hietkemper, Butcher
ISBN: 978-0-323-08678-3

Guide to Culturally Competent Healthcare (2nd ed.), Purnell
ISBN: 978-0-803-62064-3

Optional Textbooks

Medical-Surgical Nursing Study Guide (9th ed.), Lewis
ISBN: 978-0-323-09147-3

Cox's Clinical Applications of Nursing Diagnosis (6th ed.), Newfield
ISBN: 978-0-803-63054-3

Nursing Care Plans (8th ed.), Gulanic, M. & Myers, J.L.
ISBN: 978-0-323-09137-4

Recommended Resources: Drug book, Clinical Companion and Skills book


On-line D2L Orientation - Student Information for using Desire2Learn

http://www.rrcc.edu/online-learning/resource-center
(D2L is the computer program that students will be required to use for the on-line components of this course.)

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Bresnahan
Jennifer.bresnahan@rrcc.edu or 303.914.6081

Or Shelby Yaffe, Nursing Program Assistant 303.914.6063