May 13, 2021  
Graduate Catalog-Handbook 2018-2019 
Graduate Catalog-Handbook 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Background Check

The law regulating the practice of nursing states that the Ohio Board of Nursing may deny a convicted felon a license or the privilege of sitting for the licensing examination (Section 4723.28 of the Revised Code). In addition, several of the agencies utilized for nursing clinical studies may require students to undergo criminal record checks and may deny clinical access to persons convicted of felonies or specific misdemeanors.

State and federal criminal records check is a mandatory annual requirement for all enrolled graduate students.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students must order and pay for fingerprinting through CastleBranch and follow directions on their website. Results will be uploaded to the student’s Certified Profile record.

Master’s Program students have the opportunity to be fingerprinted on campus at the start of each academic year and at other selected times throughout the year.

  • Results will be forwarded to Mount Carmel College of Nursing from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Results from the BCII and FBI are valid for one year and filed with the student’s College record.
  • Each student must present a valid Driver’s License or a Government-Issued ID (Driver’s License, State ID, Military ID, Passport) in order to complete the application form at the time of fingerprinting.
  • The fee for this service, when performed on campus, will be added to the student’s Mount Carmel account. No portion of this amount is retained by the College.
  • Students not completing the required annual fingerprinting on campus will be solely responsible for updating this requirement and ensuring that the results are forwarded to the Office of Records and Registration at the beginning of each academic year. Click here to find a location to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. Click here for the registration form you must take with you to the appointment.
  • Students entering the College in Spring Semester or Summer Session must complete the requirement prior to beginning classes. All costs incurred in completing this requirement are the responsibility of the student.
  • Distance Nursing Education track students will identify local agencies or sheriff offices to complete the fingerprinting requirement. The fee for this service is the responsibility of the student.

Failure to complete the required annual criminal records check will result in the student being unable to begin any nursing clinical course. Non-compliance may result in less than full-time enrollment and will delay the student’s graduation date. A hold will be placed on student records with expired criminal background checks.

A criminal record check that indicates evidence of a felony conviction (or certain misdemeanor convictions) may result in action including, but not limited to, dismissal from Mount Carmel College of Nursing.