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All students must complete drug screening and criminal record verification upon entry into the program. See the CNHP handbook located on the CNHP website for specific information. Submission of documentation to the CastleBranch agency is required prior to the enrollment of the first graduate nursing course. Failure to provide Castle Branch, Inc. information, even with negative results, will jeopardize enrollment or progression in graduate nursing courses.

All students selected for admission to the graduate nursing program must also meet clinical agency requirements, be able to perform essential functions, maintain unencumbered RN licensure, and be capable of fulfilling clinical practice requirements.

Drug Screening and Criminal Background Checks Information regarding the College of Nursing and Health Profession’s Drug Screening and Criminal Background policies are found in the College of Nursing and Health Professions Handbook.

Submission and verification of all required documents is through CastleBranch ( Students are responsible for updating all required documents through the program.