Certain criminal convictions, pending charges, and negative actions automatically disqualify a person from having unsupervised access to vulnerable adults, juveniles, and children.
As part of the admission requirement to nursing programs applicants must successfully pass a criminal background check. Immediate disqualifiers to the program can be found at: DSHS Secretary's List of Crimes and Negative Actions you will need to check both option 1 (Aging and Long-Term Support Administration) and option 2 (Children’s Administration).
In addition, individual clinical sites may have additional disqualifiers that would prevent a student from fulfilling their clinical rotation requirement. Alternate clinical rotation arrangements will not be made.
The Washington State Nursing Commission also provides guidance on criminal disqualifying factors affecting eligibility for licensure.
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- 2021-2022 Nursing Student Handbook
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Program holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.
The Green River College Practical Nursing program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.