INFORMATION SECURITY AND PRIVACY POLICIES AND PRACTICES
Nursing Students with Direct Access to Protected Health Information
All members of a health care provider’s workforce, including students, must abide by all applicable information security and privacy policies and practices. One such practice is a training mandate that requires all members of a health care provider’s workforce, including students, to be trained on the provider’s policies on procedures relating to information security and patient privacy.
A collaborative of the Centralized Clinical Placement System (CCPS) Steering Committee members and various members’ Privacy Officers developed and adopted a standard training module with common concepts regarding the appropriate uses of patient information for educational purposes, as well as this training program for students.
Although the policies of these facilities may be similar, specific procedures may vary from facility to facility. Therefore, when you begin your clinical training at a facility, you should familiarize yourself with the specific policies and procedures of that facility.
Students will be expected to complete the HIPAA training module (link to the right) prior to participating in any clinical rotation of the CCPS participating facilities. The student should complete the module and as instructed at the end, take the survey post test, PRINT out the certificate of completion and present it to your instructor or designated school individual.