Students who are waitlisted will also receive a letter regarding their status and will also be required to submit paperwork in order to hold their place on the waiting list. Students who do not submit this form by the deadline stated in their letter will forfeit their place on the waiting list.
Students who do not complete these requirements by the stated deadlines will forfeit their seats in the clinical program.
A Drug Screening and Criminal Background Check will be required prior to enrollment in any nursing/allied health clinical course in order to ensure the safety of patients in the clinical setting. Students who do not comply with the drug screening and criminal background check are ineligible for placement in clinical agencies and therefore are not able to progress in the clinical nursing/allied health program. Students with a criminal background may be unable to progress in the clinical nursing/allied health program. It is the student’s responsibility to know whether they are eligible for licensure. If a student has a criminal background, it is the students’ responsibility to explore whether the background will prohibit them from being licensed and employed in the health care industry. HCC faculty and staff are NOT able to provide legal advice. If you have any questions about your existing criminal background, you may wish to discuss this with legal counsel.
Criminal Background Check
All students enrolled in HCC's clinical allied health programs will be required to obtain a criminal background check through the authorized services of Certified Background. Clinical agencies have the right to deny access to any student whose criminal background check does not meet its acceptable minimum standard. Students without a current criminal background check, or who have been deemed ineligible by the agencies affiliated with the course, may not be able to progress to completion in the selected program of study.
Students who do not maintain continuous enrollment in a clinical program for any reason must re-order the criminal background check if re-admitted to the clinical program. The criminal background check is time-sensitive; students should not order background checks until instructed to do so by a college official.
Students will be required to obtain drug screening as required for clinical placement. Additional information regarding health certifications, criminal background checks and drug screening will be provided at the time of admission to clinical programs and/or at the program orientation, as directed.
CPR cards, Health Forms with required lab reports and a receipt from Certified Background, Inc. for the criminal background check within the specified dates for their clinical semester must be submitted to the Health Sciences Division Office (HSB-236) upon completion. The complete Clinical Student Booklet is available online.