Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in cardiovascular perfusion, you must:

  1. Satisfactorily complete all program coursework and clinical rotations.
  2. Maintain a minimum C average for all courses, and an overall GPA of 2.5.
  3. Perform a minimum of 75 satisfactory adult clinical bypass procedures and perform or observe a minimum of 10 pediatric clinical bypass procedures.
  4. Maintain a student membership in the American Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology (AmSECT) and the Florida Perfusion Society (FPS).
  5. Satisfactorily complete a final written and clinical simulation examination.
  6. Have a current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS).
  7. Provide proof of medical insurance and a physical examination prior to matriculation.
  8. Provide proof of current immunizations to include annual tuberculosis screening (PPD), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine (DTaP) within last 10 years, measles-mumps-rubella (MMRx2) vaccine, and hepatitis B vaccination series, Trivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (TOPV), varicella, and a flu shot must be presented before the student will be allowed to progress to the clinical rotations.
  9. Affirm and attest that you are free of addiction to substances of abuse and are willing to adhere to Drug-Free Workplace policies and procedures of affiliate clinical training sites, to include submission to randomized drug testing and/or testing for cause and upon program demand.