Healthcare employers may restrict access to externships, clinical placements and graduate employment based on the health status of the student or graduate. Applicants are required to sign an acknowledgment to this effect prior to enrollment.
There are a number of requirements that are common for externships and clinical placements in hospitals (Nursing, Surgical Technologist, Medical Assistant, Massage Therapy). These requirements should be completed well in advance of the term in which the clinical portion of the curriculum begins and typically include:
- Medical clearance form from a physician.
- PPD screening and chest x-ray, if needed.
- Tdap (Tetanus) booster.
- Urine toxicology screening.
In addition, the College cannot guarantee that externship and clinical sites will be convenient for all students in terms of time and location. While every effort will be made to find sites that are convenient, students are expected to take any site within a 60-mile radius of the school, provided the student can get there within a 90-minute commute at a reasonable expense.