ALL nursing students in ALL programs will be required to complete a background check and urine drug screen. THIS IS A HOSPITAL/HEALTH CARE AGENCY REQUIREMENT. Students will be given the information to obtain these requirements upon admission to the program. The Background Check is completed through American Data Bank (ADB). DO NOT COMPLETE THIS REQUIREMENT UNTIL YOU RECEIVE AN INVITATION TO START THE PROGRAM.
DO NOT DRINK MORE THAN 8 OUNCES OF LIQUIDS WITHIN 8 HOURS OF YOUR URINE DRUG SCREEN.
The day of your urine drug test, DO NOT drink more than 8 oz. of any liquid . If you drink an excessive amount of liquid prior to conducting your urine drug screen, the results will be diluted and/or altered and therefore incomplete. If your drug screen results do come back dilute, you will not be able to be placed in clinical settings therefore, you will be ineligible to enter the nursing program.
Important: Any prior conviction of a misdemeanor or felony may influence eligibility for licensure as a Registered Nurse. A flagged background check or drug screen may also prohibit participation in the nursing program due to the requirement for clinical experience. All flagged background checks and drug screens are reviewed by the clinical facility the student may be assigned to. The clinical facility makes the decision on whether or not to accept the student for clinical placement. A denial of clinical placement due to a flagged background check or drug screen can occur at any point in the nursing program, including the final semester. Please visit the CA BRN website for related general info at https://www.rn.ca.gov/applicants/lic-faqs.shtml#disc
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, nationality, gender, age, or disability in admission or access to, treatment of, or employment in, its programs and activities.
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