Criminal Background Check

Consistent with the College of Nursing's commitment to excellence and commitment to providing a safe environment for students, patients, and employees of the College, the College of Nursing is requiring criminal background checks on all unlicensed nursing students at the College. The College accepts the definition of criminal history background information as defined in the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) Rules for the Administration of the Nursing and Advanced Nursing Practice Act.

The criminal background check will be conducted through the company selected by the College and is paid for by the students. Information is provided to students during New Student Orientation. Students who receive a positive criminal background check will be reviewed on an individual basis. Unlicensed students enrolled at the College who have been convicted of committing or attempting to commit certain crimes specified by applicable law may be ineligible to continue in the nursing program at the College.