Background Check Information
Effective Jan. 12, 2013, the BCI process may begin no sooner than six months prior to entry into a health care or nursing program and no later than the first day of program entry. (Program entry is defined as the first day of class in which the student begins their program.)
The process for students entering the Nursing program in Spring 2020 must begin immediately. Failure to meet all required objectives successfully can delay entry into the Nursing program.
Cuyahoga Community College’s Nursing program has partnered with CastleBranch to provide you a secure account to manage your program requirements. Instructions for this mandatory process will be included in your placement email.
Note: If you previously started or completed a BCI/background check and/or a CastleBranch account with Tri-C, contact Nursing Compliance for instructions before beginning this process. NursingCompliance@tri-c.edu
- View the ADN new orders PDF to begin the process.
- You must set up your CastleBranch account and start the BCI/background check as soon as possible. Send a copy of your CastleBranch receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The cost to create a CastleBranch account ranges from $90 to $121, depending on residency status. Both prices include a background check, fingerprints and health-requirement document management.
- Upload the required immunizations, health release form, health insurance attestation form and BLS/CPR requirements to the CastleBranch portal.
View the Health Careers and Nursing Immunization and Health Requirement Guide for details.