Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN)

Health and Safety Requirements

Completing your Health and Safety Requirements

Use our online provider, Castle Branch to manage the completion and submission of your required immunizations, training and professional requirements.

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Place Order for Medical Document Manger and Elearning package. All of the UWB Health and Safety requirements will auto-populate in your account.

If you need step by step instructions, use the instructions to purchase order.  

  • Intitial background check: $54.00 (completed upon admissions)
  • Annual background check: $17.00 (if in program past one year)
  • Medical Document Manager/E-Learning: $50.00
  • Urine Screening: $35.00 ONLY upon request by the clinical site
Background Check Policy

Continuing students must maintain a Washington State (WATCH) background check completed within the past twelve months throughout their enrollment in the School of Nursing and Health Studies. Continuing students will be asked to renew their background checks annually until they graduate.  For more information on renewing your WATCH, review our Background Check Policy Page

Health and Safety Expectations and Deadlines

If you are in the program for more than one calendar year, you will need update any requirements that have expired while in the program. You will receive automated reminders from the Online Service if one of your requirements is about to expire. If you have a requirement that has been rejected, carefully read what is required of you to resubmit the documentation.

If you are part time or off-track from the schedule, see the part-time schedule for deadlines. Student must be compliant two business days before the first day of priority registration for the quarter you register for the BNURS 424; no deadline exceptions are granted. Student not compliant by the deadline will receive a registration hold placed on their account until compliant.

Starting quarter



Summer 2016-Thursday

Bothell Campus

November 1, 2016

Summer 2016 - Tuesday

Bothell Campus

February 7, 2017

Fall 2016

Bothell Campus  

February 7, 2016

Fall 2016

Seattle Site

April 5, 2017

Fall 2016

Everett Site

April 5, 2017

Winter 2017

Everett Site

April 30th, 2017

Registration Hold Removal and Monitoring for Compliance of Requirements

Registration holds are removed within two business days of becoming compliant. You do not need to contact the School to have the registration hold removed.

Holds are not removed during the weekend (Friday at 4 pm forward). Do not miss your deadline as a registration hold could negatively impact your ability to get into Health Studies electives and or graduate on time.

Petitioning a Health and Safety Requirement

If you have a circumstances that are outside of these guidelines, submit the Health and Safety Form with supporting documentation; the form has instructions for submission.  Allow one calendar week for review. There are no exceptions approved due to late submission.

Summary of Immunizations, Training and Professional Requirements

Refer to the Student Guide to aid in meeting the requirements.

Immunization Requirements:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Influenza (document must state the shot is for the current year. Example; "current flu vaccine for X year to Y year season")

Training and Professional Requirements:

  • RN License (current and valid)
  • CPR training (valid American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Certificate)
  • HIPPA Training Online
  • Acknowledgment of Social Networking Policy
  • Acknowledgment of Blood Borne Pathogen Policy
  • Background Check (annual check)

Urine Screening: Drug Test

  • A urine screening will only be required if the community partner at which you will do your clinical placement for Community Health requests it. If and when this is requested, your instructor for that course will inform you. Until then, do not do the urine screening unless directed by the faculty member.

Note: The e-learning is made available to you 48 hours after you have paid the fee.

We understand that these requirements may be stricter than individual healthcare employers.  The requirements were created with the participating community partners. Community partners will communicate with the faculty and students if there are any other additional requirements students will need to complete prior to participation in the Partnerships in Community Health Course.  These may include proof of Hepatitis A vaccine, vision test, health insurance, drug screen, vehicle insurance, etc.

For assistance with technical issues, please contact call Castle Branch at 888.723.4263 x7196 or submit a request.