Health and Safety Requirements

Use our online vendor, CastleBranch, to manage the review and submission of your Health and Safety requirements.

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How: Place an order for the RN-BSN "UH81imel: eLearning and Medical Document Manager" package. This code is unique to UW Bothell and contains our current requirements. 

Need Help? Use our Instructions to Purchase Packages from CastleBranch.  

  • Initial national and state background check: $54.00. Completed upon admission to the program.
  • Medical Document Manager/E-Learning package: $50.00. Completed prior to registration for B NURS 424. 
  • Annual state-only background check: $17.00 (required one year after annual check if student is still in the program). 
Background Check Policy

Students must maintain a Washington State (WATCH) background check completed within the past twelve months throughout their enrollment in the program. For more information on renewing your WATCH, visit the 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 CastleBranch 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 and resubmit the documentation.

If you are part-time or off-track from the cohort 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.


Due Date

Bothell Summer Thursday

October 25, 2017

Bothell Fall Tuesday

January 31, 2018

Bothell Fall Thursday

January 31, 2018

Fall Everett Tuesday

March 29, 2018

Fall Seattle Monday

March 29, 2018

Winter Everett Tuesday

April 25, 2018

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 4:00 pm forward). Do not miss your deadline as a registration hold could negatively impact your ability to get into Health 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, HIPPA 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 (for the current flu season)

HIPPA Training and Professional Requirements:

  • RN License (current, valid, and unencumbered)
  • CPR training (valid American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Certificate)
  • HIPPA Training (short online course to be completed through CastleBranch)
  • 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 HIPPA 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.

Got Questions or Need Help?

Call 425-352-5376 and ask to speak to the Health and Safety Coordinator, or email

Student Forms and Resources

Instructions to Purchase Packages from CastleBranch 

Student Guide for Health and Safety

TB Symptom Checker Form

Petition Form with Instructions

Bloodborne Pathogens From

Social Networking Policy Form