Upon acceptance to all semesters:
- Evidence of a physical examination by a M.D., Physician Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner will be required prior to entry in the program and on an annual basis. Evidence of a physical exam, titers, and immunizations must be submitted on the Nursing Program's form verifying the applicant's health and physical ability to perform the academic and clinical requirements of an RN student. Examinations must have been performed within 4 months prior to beginning the Nursing Program.
- A cleared background check is required of all Nursing Students after acceptance into the Nursing Program.
- A current (within one year of issue date) CPR card for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association (also known as BLS Basic Life Support Card from the American Heart Association) is required upon entry to the Nursing Program and must be maintained throughout the Nursing Program.
- Malpractice insurance must be maintained throughout the Nursing Program.
Students with incomplete or expired physical information, CPR cards, or malpractice insurance will not be allowed into the clinical setting because of mandatory hospital and program requirements. If a student re-enters the program, a new background check must be provided upon re-entry.
Students who are a "NO SHOW" for the first day of class will be dropped and replaced by an alternate.
Students may turn down entry to the program once. A second refusal for entry will result in the student's name going to the end of the entry list. A third refusal for entry will result in removal from the list.
Social Security Number Requirement
A social security number is required to apply to take the licensing exam to become a Registered Nurse by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Record of Felony
Please note: The California Board of Registered Nursing requires California Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation review prior to licensure (upon completion of the program). Section 480(a)(1) of the Business and Professions Code authorizes the BRN to deny licensure to applicants convicted of crimes substantially related to nursing. Anyone who desires clarification may contact:
Board of Registered Nursing
P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-2100