Practicum/Internship Policies

Students taking practicum courses or doing internships in their field of study may be required to submit certification of health status to each of their clinical placement coordinators. Each program has its own regulations for practicum health clearance. Students should consult their program handbooks or clinical placement coordinator for these requirements. Students who do not present the appropriate health certification will be blocked from registering for, or attending, practicum until satisfactory evidence is provided. An annual update of the student’s health certification is also required in some internships and practica. Students taking practicum courses may also be required to submit to and successfully clear criminal history/background checks (CORI). International nursing students must have a current U.S. nursing license and Social Security number.