Target Group:  Basic BSN and RN-BSN Students

Policy Type:  Revision


To ensure that students are prepared to provide basic life support measures in an emergency.


  1. All students must show proof of certification in basic life support for healthcare providers upon admission to the nursing program/cohort.
  2. Certification in basic life support must remain current throughout the duration of the nursing program. The student is responsible for renewing CPR/Basic Life Support skills on an annual or bi-annual basis (as required by the CPR provider) and providing proof of renewal to the nursing office.

Effective Date:  Fall 1999

Approved by:  Admission, Progression, Graduation Committee: February 8, 2010
Approved by:  Council of Nursing Faculty: March 15, 2010