Fall 2019 Program Immersion Information:
As part of your academic program, students participate in an Internship/Capstone project. In order to complete this project, there is a required background check, drug screen and proof of immunizations.
This requirement will be waived as long as your internship and final project occur in a non-clinical department and you do not have any contact with patients, clients or clinical populations.
If your internship and/or final project occurs in a clinical department, you will be sent a link to CastleBranch (a third party provider of background screening, drug testing, and compliance management services) to complete these requirements. The results of the background check and drug screen or failure to submit proof of immunizations may determine if you remain eligible in the program. The facility where the student completes their internship/capstone project will be provided proof that a background check, drug screen, and proof of immunizations has been completed.
The background check and drug screen for Providence St. Joseph Health caregivers will be waived as long as the caregiver completes their internship/capstone project within a Providence St. Joseph Health facility, does not have a break in their academic program (i.e. take a semester off) and stays employed with Providence St. Joseph Health. Caregivers are still required to submit proof of immunizations.
Your internship & final project topic/location will need to be determined within the first 8 months of the program so you have time, if needed, to receive the appropriate immunizations.
The cost of this requirement will depend on the state the student lives in. Once the student has accepted admission into the program, this information will be sent to them.