The ECU College of Nursing strongly encourages all students to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, in accordance with CDC guidelines, prior to entering any nursing program. The large majority of clinical sites require students and faculty to be fully vaccinated and some do allow for exemptions. Students who elect to not be fully vaccinated and boosted may request a medical and/or religious exemption from the clinical agency if the agency has an exemption process. Requesting exemptions does not guarantee that exemptions will be granted. An exemption received from ECU may not be accepted by the clinical agency. Therefore, the CON cannot guarantee clinical placements for students who are not fully vaccinated.