Admission Acceptance Checklist - print this checklist to help you track what you need to do to complete the admission acceptance process
ALL STUDENTS accepting offers of admission are REQUIRED to purchase the following items from Castlebranch at allegany.castlebranch.com
Instructions for Order Placement of the above items: CastleBranch Instructions
Submit the following documents to complete your Admission Process by the due date in your Admission Letter:
For students starting in:
January - items must be completed and On File in Castlebranch by December 1.
May - items must be completed and On File in Castlebranch by April 1.
Students who do not have the required items on file by the above listed due dates will not be eligible to commence the course and will forfeit their seat in a class.
REQUIRED Background Checks
In order to participate in clinical experiences, ALL students must obtain a Criminal Record Background PRIOR to entrance into the Nursing Program. If your background check is not clear, you may be prohibited from attending clinical sites and may not be eligible to take the national licensure exam.
Keep in mind clearances may take 4-6 weeks to complete!
You must begin this process immediately upon receipt of your offer of conditional admission. To complete your background check for admission, you need to complete the background requirements as listed in the package you purchased from Castlebranch at allegany.castlebranch.com by the DUE DATE listed.
Urine Drug Screening will be required of students who are accepted into the CLINICAL phase of the program - dependent upon passing Transitions 296 and securing clinical sites. You will be advised when you are to complete the drug screening. Students who do not pass the background clearances or drug screening will not be admitted into the program.
Transition Course Syllabus - note faculty retain the right to make edits up until the time the course commences.
Required Textbooks for the Transitions 296 course.
Textbooks may be purchased by contacting the Cumberland Bookstore at 301-784-5348 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see additional information at the end of this page and link to Clinical Nursing Course Documents, including Booklist. Then please see the offer from the Textbook Publishers: Lippincott and F.A. Davis. You should check about financial aid covering purchases from sources other than from the college bookstore.
Text Book RESOURCE Codes: Resources that accompany the textbook. In a NEW textbook the code is included in the front of the book. For a used book, you would need to contact the publisher to purchase a new access code to the resources if one is not included in the purchase.
SAVE Your Receipts for Textbook purchases.
Clinical Preceptor and Clinical Contract Information- You should commence this process as soon as possible. It may take up to 10 weeks or more to secure contracts with agencies and preceptors in some instances.
* NOTE - You do NOT need a clinical site for the Transitions course.
You are required to attend one acute care facility (hospital) in which to complete the majority of clinical hours for both clinical semesters (205, 206, 215). In addition to acute care community/university hospitals, Veterans Hospitals may provide an excellent means to fulfill a significant number of clinical hours. In some instances, you may need to secure a second clinical site to complete specific clinical hours. It is suggested you obtain an RN preceptor in an Emergency Department where you may complete the majority of clinical hours for mental health, women's health, and pediatrics for the first semester clinical nursing courses (206/205). You will also need an RN preceptor on an acute care medical/surgical unit to complete clinical hours for clinical nursing course (215) in the second semester of the program. In some instances, a portion of clinical hours for mental health (206) and leadership (215) may be completed at a long term care facility. Be advised that a legal contract must be on file with each agency you wish to do clinical hours with a preceptor PRIOR to beginning the clinical component. The program coordinator must APPROVE each site, depending on the availabilty of experiences for the student in order to meet clinical objectives.
Clinical Policy and Procedures - Documents and Forms
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