Advancing Clinical Excellence

Required Competencies and Documentation

Our regulatory and internal policies require that all students, faculty, and contracted employees have the same level of competency as our employees. This is to ensure that our patients are cared for safely and that the student and faculty are safe in our facilities. Even if he or she does not have direct patient contact, every student or faculty member must complete annual competencies if spending time in our facilities.

Requirements Include:

  • Background checks (using the four required agencies identified on the form) or completed DOH fingerprinting
  • Orientation completed on their first day to the unit
  • Verification of the following immunizations
  • TDAP
  • Varicella
  • Annual tuberculosis (TB) screening
  • MMR
  • Hepatitis B (HBV)
  • Seasonal influenza (Oct - Mar)
  • Urine drug screen
Learning Central.

Upon approval of your clinical rotation you will receive an email containing your User ID and password.

Computer Classes

Presbyterian is moving toward a fully integrated electronic health record system. As part of your rotation, you may need to obtain access to our Clinical Documentation systems (HOM/HED). Your faculty will let you know when your individual classes are scheduled.

Nursing Instructors

Please register for “Documentation and Medication Administration” access through Learning Central. Please note; you cannot register for a class within five days of the class start date.

Instructions for registration:

  • Click on ‘Catalog’
  • Click on ‘Find a Learning Item’
  • Search for ‘Academic’
  • Click on the ‘Course Title’
  • Select a class date and time and click ‘Enroll’