Background Check and Drug Testing
Clinical facilities require that Nebraska Methodist College perform background checks and drug testing on all students before they are allowed to participate in clinical experiences. Therefore, students will be required to have a background check performed and submit to drug screening before being allowed into clinical practice. Further information about the requirements is online and provided during new student orientation. Students in exclusively online undergraduate and graduate programs may be required to have a background check performed and submit to drug screening based on the policies of clinical practice sites used in their communities.
Persons who have criminal records, substance abuse problems or health problems that could interfere with safe clinical practice in their chosen discipline may be ineligible for student clinical practice, licensure and/or professional, or employment. However, students with a history of these difficulties are not necessarily precluded from a career in health care, and will therefore be considered for continued enrollment on a case-by-case basis. The College always keeps the interest of the student as a top priority, and reserves the right to dismiss any student that the College feels will not be able to secure a career in their chosen profession as a result of a history of past legal or behavioral difficulties.