A mandatory orientation will be held for admitted students and invited alternate students. Attendance is required, or the next eligible alternate student will be given the assigned placement in the program. Students will be informed of the orientation date, time, and location.
Nursing Assistant Certified
All accepted students must complete a Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) training program and hold an active verifiable NAC certification by the deadline stated within the Nursing Acceptance letter or their space will be given to the next eligible alternate. Credential numbers will be verified online to ensure active status. (Keep in mind that it can take as long as six weeks to receive a credential number after completing Nursing Assistant training).
Proof of Immunizations
Accepted students and invited alternate students must submit proof of the following immunizations by the deadline stated within the Nursing acceptance letter or their space will be given to the next eligible alternate. You must provide evidence of:
Criminal Background Check
All accepted students are required to complete and pass the FBI, WSP/OSP (depending on state of residence) criminal background check process. The criminal background check requires a fee and the applicant's social security number.
Reasons for disqualification
Individuals with a criminal record may not be allowed into a healthcare facility as a student. Because it is not possible to meet the objectives of the program without having clinical experience, anyone with a positive criminal or abuse history may not be eligible for acceptance in the Nursing Program. In addition, Washington State Health Profession Quality Assurance (HPQA) and the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) require a criminal background check upon application for licensure. For more information on Washington and Oregon licensing requirements see, www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/Professions/Nursing/default.htm or www.osbn.state.or.us.
Students may be asked to submit to a drug screen based on the health care facility where clinical rotations are assigned while in the program.
Some healthcare systems require all nursing students to carry health insurance (an injury only plan meets this requirement). Students must have proof of insurance if assigned to one of these facilities for clinical practice.