The following applies to all Nursing Programs:
Required Background Checks/Prior Convictions
Admission to the Nursing Program is continent upon receiving a 'negative' result on a required Criminal Background Check. The background check will include county, statewide, and federal screening. Students who have reason to believe that a background check would reveal a prior misdemeanor or felony, must get these matters expunged from their record prior to being admitted into the Nursing program, or you should seek another career path.
Obtaining a 'negative' result on the Criminal Background Check is a mandatory requirement of our Consortium of clinical sites, and therefore, we will not admit any students who do not obtain a negative Background Check result. We will provide students with full instructions on how and where to complete this background check once you are provisionally admitted to the program. This is not something that can be completed ahead of time.
Students who are 'admitted' to our Nursing programs will be provisionally admitted until this requirement is cleared. If you have questions, please send an email to email@example.com.
Like the Criminal Background Check, all provisionally-admitted students must also clear a urine drug test, prior to being officially admitted to a Nursing program. Further instructions will be provided at the time that applicants are provisionally admitted.
AB 540 Student Information
Our Consortium of Clinical Sites require that all Nursing Program students obtain a 'negative' result on the required Criminal Background Check. For the Criminal Background Check to be completed, students need a valid Social Security Number, a valid F-1 Visa, or be a legal non-resident. Until there is some form of Immigration reform to grant citizenship to AB 540 students, such students cannot currently be admitted to any of our Nursing Programs. AB 540 students may want to pursue a degree here at the University in another discipline, while also meeting the specific course requirements for the Nursing major, so as to be prepared for entry in the future to the Accelerated BSN program, once the law changes. We encourage such students to meet with a Nursing Advisor to plan out their coursework carefully. We cannot anticipate when immigration reform will occur in this country, thus we encourage all AB 540 students to apply for admission to a Nursing program, when deemed eligible to apply, in the hopes that reform may occur prior to the actual admission process to the program.