Contact

School of Health Education


Health Education Building 103
1705 Hoffman Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6065 or (800) 322-6282 ext. 6065
Email

HOURS:
Monday - Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

School of Health Education Forms and Policies

A Madison College student may be withdrawn from the clinical component of a Health Education course any time he or she fails to provide a "standard of care" as established by course objectives, basic competencies, affiliating agency agreements or rules established by State of Wisconsin licensing and regulating agencies. This withdrawal may result in failure of the course and is to be reviewed by the Dean of the School of Health Education.

Important requirements below.

  • Caregiver Background Check

    Wisconsin law requires background checks for persons who provide care for others or have access to people who receive care. This law applies to students in many School of Health Education programs. A completed background check as prescribed under Wisconsin law includes:

    Based on information obtained, additional research may include an out-of-state criminal history search, tribal court criminal history search, check of relevant military records, and check of county or local records. Information found in this process may prevent placement in a clinical agency or practicum site for experiences required to graduate from the program. This information may also affect eligibility to obtain state licensure. More information can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.

    Background screenings for School of Health Education students are completed by the company CastleBranch. Instructions for CastleBranch will be provided upon acceptance into core-program courses.

    Please note: Nursing Assistant program students must complete the background check prior to enrollment.

    Knowingly providing false information, or omitting information, may result in dismissal from the program.

  • Immunization Policy

    Accepted program students must provide documentation of current immunizations after acceptance and prior to beginning School of Health Education core-program courses. 

    Refer to your program's Accepted Student Checklist for important immunization instructions and deadlines.

    *Please note: Nursing Assistant program students are required to submit this documentation prior to enrollment.

    Immunization is an important and necessary expectation of students enrolled in School of Health Education programs. Immunization protects you from contracting potentially deadly communicable diseases from those you come in contact with. Immunization also prevents you from infecting others. This factor is especially important when working at a clinical site where students are exposed to many patients, families, visitors and other healthcare workers.

    Most clinical sites require proof of immunization before you can be assigned a clinical rotation at their healthcare facility, and almost all healthcare facilities will require proof of immunization before they will hire you. In order to move forward with your academic and professional career in healthcare, we strongly encourage you to get immunized and stay current on your immunizations. Refusing to get immunized is a personal choice, but it does carry negative consequences that you should be aware of.

    Declining to document or be current with expected immunization will likely result in clinical sites refusing to accept you in their facility. This may prevent you from attending required clinical rotations, resulting in unsuccessful completion of your clinical assignment, your course, and ultimately your program.

    Programs expect that students understand the implications of not being immunized or not being current with their immunizations. They expect all students to be current with their immunizations (or positive anti-body titers), which may include any or all of the following:

    • Two (2) MMRs (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
    • Two (2) Varicella vaccinations (dated at least four weeks apart) OR a titer lab report, reflecting immunity
    • TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis)
    • Influenza
    • Hepatitis B
    • 2-step Tuberculosis (TB) skin test; if you have previously tested positive for TB and cannot provide negative chest x-ray results, you may be denied participation in clinical practice.

    While immunizations are strongly encouraged, students can choose to decline by completing the Health Program Immunization Declination Form. Please contact your program director or the Dean of the School of Health Education at (608) 246-6065 to obtain this form. It is important to note that even with a signed declination form, clinical sites will likely refuse to accept you in their facility. 

  • Student Accident Insurance

    All School of Health Education programs require you to have basic health/accident insurance for clinical participation. By checking "yes" in your CastleBranch account, you are indicating you agree to maintain coverage throughout the duration of your clinical experience(s) and you understand that Madison College cannot assume any liability or financial obligation for your health care. 

    You can request a low-cost accident insurance plan, if needed. You need to submit this request for coverage, every semester in which you will be participating in clinical practice.

  • Name Badge Order Form

    If you are instructed to purchase a Madison College name badge for your clinical, please submit this name badge order form.

  • CPR Training

    Most School of Health Education programs require CPR training prior to attending labs and/or clinical sites.

    The required CPR training level is American Red Cross BLS for Health Care Providers or American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers. These courses include infant through adult CPR and AED training and a return demonstration of CPR/AED performance.

    Online courses do not include hands-on skills testing and will not meet this requirement. 

  • Latex Allergy

    Students who have or develop a latex allergy while in a School of Health Education program may find it difficult to complete the program's requirements. A latex-free environment cannot be guaranteed at Madison Area Technical College or at health care affiliates. Students with concerns should contact the appropriate program director and their own health care provider to discuss the ramifications of a latex allergy.