All students must be CPR certified by the approved certification prior to program entry and maintain current certification throughout enrollment in the program. Students failing to maintain current and/or approved certification course will not be permitted in the clinical setting. All clinical facilities mandate that all students have current health provider CPR certification. The approved CPR certification course is the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider course for CPR AED for adult, infant & child. Students are responsible for verifying that they register for the correct CPR course.

Students should be aware that it usually takes 3-4 weeks after completing a course to receive the card. Plan to take the CPR course at least 5-6 weeks prior to the deadline for uploading the initial CPR card and for the renewal process and card. The school of nursing offers CPR certification at no cost to new admitted students. Should the student choose to certify outside of JMU’s school of nursing they will incur the cost of CPR certification. Students are responsible for recertification and associated costs.

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