Background Check for Newly Admitted Students


Congratulations on your offer of admission to the UW Bothell RN to BSN program! Because our program includes one quarter of clinical fieldwork with a community health partner, a national and state background check must be completed and passed with acceptable results upon admission. The check must be done through our online vendor CastleBranch.

Follow the instructions to purchase the background check and complete it as scheduled below.*

Quarter of Admission Time Range to Complete Background Check
Summer Quarter Entry June 1st - June 15th
Fall Quarter Entry September 3rd- September 17th
Winter Quarter Entry December 3rd - December 28th
  • The fee for the background check is $54.00. We understand that the cost of running a background check can be burdensome, however, the fee cannot be waived.
  • Please keep in mind that the RN to BSN Program has access to your completed background check report.
  • A registration hold is placed on students who do not complete the background check.

* The background check is valid for one year. If you select the part-time option or delay your graduation, you will be asked to renew your background check each year until graduation.

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


Contact the Nursing program's Health and Safety Coordinator at or 425-352-5376.