Background Clearance/Conviction Information
Notice Concerning Eligibility for the Nursing Program
If a student cannot obtain background clearance from the clinical agencies, it will not be possible to place the student in the clinical areas, which is a required component of the program. In the event that a student cannot obtain a background clearance, the space will be forfeited.
Students who are found to be ineligible for clinical placement by the clinical agency after admission to the nursing program shall be subject to dismissal from the program, as they will be unable to complete mandatory clinical rotations.
Applicants are sent a copy of the screening report. Applicants have the right to dispute the accuracy of the report.
Clinical agencies require mandatory drug screening. Students with a postiive drug screening test may be denied placement at clinical facilities which woudl require withdawl of the offer of space. The cost is approx. $100, to be paid by the student. The list of drugs tested and the procedure are posted on the website. The drug screening test is completed using nursing program forms, and undertaken after the offer of space. Prior testing results or results from other organizations will not be accepted.
Notice Concerning Board of Registered Nursing Licensure
If students have any questions about the background screening, nursing program eligibility, or the Board of Registered Nursing requirements, they should contact the Dean of Health Sciences at 415.485.9326.