UND MLS Professional Year
Welcome to the UND Medical Laboratory Science Program. The following information is intended to prepare students for the Professional Year. All incoming students are required to review all of the information. Information updated April 30th, 2021.
Students are required to complete all components of the 12 month Professional Year:
- Summer Online Courses
- Fall On-Campus lectures and labs
- Spring Clinical Rotations
The following information should be used to help you complete your to-do list before the first day of summer courses on Monday, May 17th, 2021.
University Admission and Program Requirements
Students must apply and be admitted to UND. Acceptance to the UND MLS program does not mean the student has been admitted to UND.
The application process to UND may take an extended period of time. Students MUST
BE ADMITTED by April 15th, 2021.
WCAMLS Non-NDUS Student Instructions
WCAMLS NDUS Student Instructions
Other 2+2 or 4+1 Student Instructions
If the student has previously attended UND but did not enroll in course work for Spring 2021, the student will need to be readmitted.
Each student, upon admission to UND, is issued a UND email account. It is the student's responsibility to claim their NDUS.Identifier account.
All email correspondence from UND and the UND MLS program is through the UND or NDUS account. It is the student's responsibility to check it daily.
If assistance is needed, please utilize University IT.
All course content will be administered to students through Blackboard.
Access to Blackboard can be found at https://blackboard.und.edu. Students need to be registered in courses to have access in Blackboard. Courses become available in Blackboard the day they are scheduled to start.
Blackboard username and password is the same as the student's NDUS.Identifier.
Students will be given access to the MLS Community 21-22 on Blackboard approximately May 1st, 2021. An announcement will be sent to your UND email when the MLS Community 21-22 site becomes available. The community site will provide the student with instructions of necessary tasks that need to be completed for the Professional Year.
All prerequisite courses required for the MLS summer practicum must be completed before May 20th, 2021.
Proof of successful completion (a copy of student's unofficial transcript) must be submitted to the MLS Community 21-22 via Blackboard by May 20th, 2021.
In accordance with UND SMHS Policy 3.7, students who are known to have a condition (injury, illness, infection, environmental disease) that may negatively impact themselves, fellow students, staff, faculty or patients have a professional obligation to inform and work with UND SMHS faculty to develop a plan to balance their own health, safety, educational needs and confidentiality as well as the health and safety of others with whom they may come in contact.
The University of North Dakota is committed to providing equal access to students with documented disabilities. To ensure access to your program, please contact Disability Services for Students to engage in a confidential discussion about accommodations for the classroom and clinical settings. Accommodations are not provided retroactively. Students seeking accommodations are encouraged to register with DSS at the start of their program. More information can be obtained by email or by phone at (701)-777-3425.
University ID & Living
For students who do not currently have a U Card, please do the following.
Order a University ID (U Card)
- Students must be registered for classes to be able to order a U Card. Please fill out this form to order one online. You will need your U Card when you come to campus in the fall.
- Must be ordered between May 1st and June 1st.
- Students will be required to upload a digital photo and a government ID when ordering the U Card. Follow the specific instructions included in the form.
- U Cards will be mailed directly to students. Please ensure your address is correct in Campus Connection.
U Card Provides Access to
- SMHS building 24/7, including learning communities
- Campus libraries and other campus services
Students are responsible for all fees/bills for parking, ID cards, housing, or other miscellaneous services that they accrue from UND each semester.
Students are responsible for the payment of additional program related expenses throughout Professional Year.
A physical examination is not required by the UND MLS program. However, a clinical site may require a physical exam.
According to the UND MLS policy, students must provide the program with proof of health insurance before entrance into the professional program.
If you do not have health insurance coverage, please contact UND Student Health Services Insurance Coordinator Maureen Potucek by email or phone (701)-777-3457.
In addition to health insurance, students are required to submit immunization records in two places:
- Student Health Services patient portal (for UND). The information that is uploaded and submitted to Student Health is kept confidential and in your record at the clinic. If you are unable to access the SHS patient portal please contact Student Health Services at 701-777-4500.
- Directly to the UND Department of MLS by May 10th, 2021 following these instructions.
Textbooks and Course Material
Professional Year Information Acknowledgment
After reviewing the information presented on this page, you will need to fill out the Summer Semester Information Acknowledgment survey.
Online Summer Courses
If you have never used Zoom before, please email Nancy Nettum to set up a short practice session before Orientation on May 16th, 2021.
Students will be required to participate in an online MLS orientation for the summer semester via Zoom.
Orientation will consist of faculty, staff, and student introductions and an overview of program policies, procedures, and technology used to complete coursework.
Each course is taught in a block (one class at a time).
Class times are typically from 9:00am to 5:00pm Central Time each day.
Detailed class schedule will be provided at the beginning of each class.
Dates of Online Summer Courses
May 17th, 2021 to August 13th, 2021
In accordance with the Department of MLS Standards of Professional Conduct and/or course policy, students are required to be in attendance during all scheduled hours of class. Note: missing one day of class in the summer practicum is equivalent to missing one week of class in a traditional semester.
After the summer semester begins, in the case of an emergency, the student must notify the course instructor by email or phone.
Each instructor will determine how the absence affects the student’s final grade.
All coursework is delivered online.
Computer with the following minimum capabilities:
i3 or higher
128GB or larger with least 4GB free space
4GB or more
Wired (wireless may not be sufficient for some applications)
|Windows 10; PC recommended but Mac will work for most applications except Aperio digital slides (some summer courses will require Aperio work, so access to a PC that you can download on will be needed).|
Internal or External, does not have to be high quality
Students need to have a scientific calculator (cannot use cell phone).
You will need to print some documents and will need access to a printer/printing services.
Prior to beginning the fall on-campus laboratory session, students will be required to complete a colorblindness test to make them aware of alterations in their vision.
Criminal Background Check Renewal
In accordance with Department of MLS policy, a criminal background check must be completed at the beginning of Professional Year.
A renewal of a student’s criminal background check must be completed between May 3rd and May 21st, 2021. Do not complete prior to May 3rd, 2021.
The cost for criminal background check renewal is approximately $35.00. The student is responsible for this cost.
Directions for this process can be found on Blackboard under the MLS Community 21-22.
Drug and Alcohol Screening
Any student may be subject to drug and/or alcohol screening as outlined in the SMHS Drug and Alcohol Screening and Education Program Policy. A positive drug/alcohol drug screen will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including immediate dismissal from the program. The complete Drug and Alcohol Screening and Education Program Policy can be found on the SMHS student policy website.
Want a sneak peak of where you'll be taking classes this fall? Check out the video below to take a tour of UND's School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact:
Nancy Nettum, MLS Administrative Assistant