All nursing students are required to obtain a criminal background check prior to admission to the clinical program. Details are available on the WGU website.
Applicants are advised to contact their state board of nursing if there are questions or concerns regarding findings on a background check and the potential impact on eligibility for NCLEX testing and licensure.
A background check with any of the following flags will render a student ineligible for admission to WGU nursing programs:
A background check with any of the following flags will require additional review by the chief nursing officer (CNO) or a special committee and may require submission of additional documents or other requirements.
Article Number: 20510, 2842