College of Health Professions Background Check and Drug Screen Policy

All nursing and allied health students are required to satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and drug screen in order to promote the highest level of integrity in health care services; meet requirements of clinical facilities and contractual agreements; and avoid delays in clinical placement. Verified Credentials Inc. is the designated provider. Results from any other company will not be accepted. Students are responsible for payment of any and all fees related to the background check and drug screen.

The background check and drug screen must be completed prior to attending clinical sites for undergraduate nursing and allied health students and graduate Nurse Practitioner students, and on admission for graduate Leadership students. Students will not be permitted to participate in clinical courses and may be unable to complete the nursing or allied health program under the following conditions: refusing to complete a background check and drug screen through our provider, VCI; having positive findings on the background and/or drug screen that are not resolved following review by the College of Health Professions and/or a credentialing body as a result of the positive findings on the background check or drug screen.