Professional Requirements

To protect the health of all North Country Community College members and the patients you serve, the college and our clinical partners require students to fulfill certain professional and health requirements.

Please refer to the Nursing Requirements Checklist to make sure you have fulfilled all the necessary requirements. 

All nursing students are expected to submit their health records and professional requirements, with a completed Nursing Requirements Checklist, to the NCCC Nursing Program at this address: North Country Community College, Nursing Program-Medical Records, 23 Santanoni Avenue, PO Box 89, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. Students are required to keep a copy of all materials submitted for their records.

Please contact Mrs. Lori Bennett, Clinical Coordinator with questions: or 518-891-2915 x 1708.



All practical nurse and registered nurse students must have a current CPR certification. Failure to maintain current certification may result in loss of scheduled clinical experience.

The only accepted courses are:

American Heart Association:  BLS for the Healthcare Provider

Red Cross:  CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider



All students admitted to the nursing programs are required to provide proof of student nurse professional liability insurance in the amounts of: $1,000,000.00 for each claim and $6,000,000.00 aggregate and maintain coverage for the length of the program.

Professional liability insurance can be obtained from the Nurses Service Organization. Please contact NSO at  Once purchased, you must provide a copy of the Certificate of Insurance (an email with the certificate will be sent 24 hours after payment). Proof of payment alone will not satisfy this requirement. If you are under the age of 18, you will need to request a paper application.