RNR Clinical Onboarding

These prerequisites for clinical placement are based on requirements established by Washington State law, college regulations, and individual agency regulations.  The college and the program reserve the right to amend or add requirements as needed.

HIV/AIDS Education

All Washington State Registered Nurses are required to complete seven hours of authorized HIV/AIDS education. If you have an active RN license, you have completed this education some time in your past and don’t need to do anything. For nurses who have LEL, a copy of the certificate documenting this education should be submitted to the clinical coordinator prior to clinical practice. To find an HIV/AIDS education course, please go to the Washington State Department of Health website for available courses. 

National Background Check

All students complete the National background check to review records for history of child/adult abuse conviction. This check is required for all clinical practice sites. The background check is processed through CastleBranch and must be completed by the first day of the program. The fee for this check is included in the program fee.

Immunization Requirements

All students must have a completed Clinical Passport on file and provide Clinical Onboarding Student/Instructor Information prior to any clinical practice. You must have documentation of current immunizations or a positive titer.
Please Note: Two immunization requirements may take additional time to complete:

  1. Tuberculin Status requires an initial 2-step skin test AND a repeated 2-step skin test for confirmation administered within 1 to 3 weeks.  
  2. Hepatitis B is comprised of a series of 3 vaccines completed at appropriate time intervals AND post vaccination titer at 6-8 weeks after series completion. This process can take upwards of 6 months to accomplish. If you have not yet begun the series, please complete at least the first 2 vaccines OR a positive Titer by the first day of the program.

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Last Updated May 3, 2021