Background Checks

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Criminal background checks are required for all students entering the Health Sciences programs. Cost associated with the state and federal criminal history checks will be the responsibility of the student. A clinical facility has the right to refuse a student access to clinical experiences based on results of the criminal background check, which my prevent progression in the program. The Health Sciences Division reserves the right to nullify a student’s admission based on the results of his or her background check.

Providing false information and/or failure to disclose background information on the application to the program is grounds for immediate dismissal.

Once you have been admitted into the nursing program, you must be fingerprinted by the Security Office at WVU Parkersburg in Room 1405 between 8 am and 4 pm. You must bring your driver’s license. After being fingerprinted, take the fingerprint card, cover letter and a money order in the amount of $18 (made payable to the Treasury of the United States) to the Health Sciences Division.