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Background Checks

All nursing students who are offered admission are required to have a criminal background check completed through CastleBranch. Students will receive the appropriate information to complete this requirement once admitted. Clinical agencies may deny a student's participation in the clinical rotation because of a felony or misdemeanor conviction. As participation in clinical experiences are a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation, denial of participation by a clinical site may result in delay of graduation or the inability to graduate from the nursing program.

Students who question their qualification for licensure in the State of Illinois should go to www.idfpr.com and complete and submit the Non-Binding Advisory Opinion form (currently no fee required). This is a pre-application process to verify licensure qualifications. If you plan to seek licensure in another state, please refer to that state’s board of nursing to verify qualification for licensure.