Nursing - Disqualifying Factors

Disqualifying Factors

As part of the admission requirement, an applicant must successfully pass a criminal background check.

    Immediate disqualifiers are as follows:

  • Major misdemeanor conviction for crimes involving weapons, violence, embezzlement, dishonesty, misappropriation, fraud, or sex crimes.
  • Any felony conviction
  • More than one drunk driving or related conviction in the past three years.
  • Registered sex offender
  • Sex offender match

You can also check the DSHS Secretary's List of Crimes and Negative Actions.

This is intended to be used only as guidance for students. Please be aware that individual clinical sites may have additional disqualifying crimes that would prevent a student from fulfilling their clinical rotation requirement.

The Washington State Nursing Commission also provides guidance on criminal disqualifying factors for licensure.

Read more on Criteria for License Applications From the Nursing Commission.

Contact

Leah Webster
Nursing Program Coordinator
Front Office
253-864-3272

Becky Piper RN, MN
Program Director/ Associate Professor
253-864-3111

Eustenia Kasjan M.A.
Allied Health Manager Nursing Advising/Admissions
253-840-8355

Ronda Durano MN, RN
Nursing Faculty, Clinical Liaison
253-840-8379

Elizabeth Webber RN, MSN, CCRN
Nursing Faculty
253-840-8375

National Accreditation

This nursing program is
accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org