1. Will a criminal history background prevent me from being accepted to the program?

    The hospitals will not normally accept a student for clinical if the student has a felony record, regardless of adjudication.  This will thus prevent admission to the program.  Theft-related misdemeanor charges within the past five years may potentially prevent admission but other charges will not normally be a problem.  Individuals with a criminal history should make an appointment to meet with the Director of Nursing for further information. To facilitate a decision, you should bring copies of court papers related to any charges and the final disposition of these charges to this meeting.  You may make an appointment by calling the Nursing Administrative Assistant at 863-297-1039.