All health career programs at Tri-C are selective admission programs with specific requirements that must be met prior to admission. Proof of certain immunizations is required prior to beginning NURS-1010: Introduction to Patient Care Concepts.
Note: All prospective and current nursing students enrolled in an NURS clinical course must attend internship/clinical/practicum experiences at external and/or internal clinical facilities. Clinical facilities will not allow students into the facility without appropriate documentation of required immunizations. Immunization requirements may vary.
The inability of a student to obtain one or more required immunization(s) for personal, religious, medical and/or other reasons may prevent them from participating in the required internship/clinical/practicum experience at one or more facilities and therefore may result in dismissal or denial of entrance to the nursing program.
Students who are unable to obtain all required immunizations should contact Nursing Compliance NursingCompliance@tri-c.edu
Students planning to register for NURS-1010: Introduction to Patient Care Concepts must begin this process immediately. Failure to meet all required objectives successfully can delay entry into the course.
Cuyahoga Community College’s nursing program has partnered with CastleBranch to provide you a secure account to manage your program requirements.
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
- The cost to create a CastleBranch account ranges from $90 to $121 (subject to change), 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. Duplicates can be removed.
Visit the links below for additional information or clarification on the Health Careers and Nursing Immunization and Health Requirements.
Health Careers and Nursing Immunization and Health Requirement Completion Guide
Clinical Compliance How-To Videos