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All students selected for admission to the nursing program must also meet clinical agency requirements, be able to perform essential functions, be eligible for RN licensure, and 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 2023-2024 USI CNHP Handbook.


Students admitted into USI’s BSN program are required to purchase and complete all CastleBranch requirements by the assigned due date. Students who have not completed the CastleBranch requirements by the due date will not be admitted into the BSN program and will be administratively removed from nursing courses (NURS 246, NURS 247, NURS 251).

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