Substance Screening Policies

Prelicensure Programs

A drug/alcohol screen is required of all applicants offered conditional admission/recommendation for admission to either the Bachelor of Science (BSN) and Masters Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MEPN) programs. Payment for the test is the responsibility of the student. A negative screen must be uploaded to the college’s clinical document compliance system (Castlebranch) 30 days prior to the first date of class.

Advanced Practice Programs

A substance/drug/alcohol screen is required of all students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice & Post-Master’s Certificate programs prior to beginning clinical practica. Payment for the test is the responsibility of the student. A negative screen must be uploaded to the college’s clinical document compliance system (Castlebranch) 60 days prior to the first date of class. Site specific polices may dictate an earlier test – students should contact their Graduate Coordinator for details.