CastleBranch Requirement
Incoming & Current Students

The University of Florida, College of Nursing has partnered with CastleBranch, one of the top ten background check and compliance management companies in the nation, to provide a secure account for time sensitive school immunizations requirements. All students entering UF College of Nursing are required to obtain a new Castlebranch account. This profile must be maintained throughout enrollment, following the immunization requirements set by the College of Nursing Student Health Policy and clinical faculties

Helpful Tip- Use an email frequently checked as Castlebranch will send notification for any rejected submissions as well as 30 day reminders for any immunizations & trainings soon to expire to the account used.


Level 2- Background Clearance

Background check, Fingerprinting, Drug test

The process for background check and health records is consistent for all College of Nursing programs regardless of clinical or campus status.

An unencumbered background check must be maintained throughout the student’s participation in the nursing program.  This requirement ensures that students’ background checks will not prevent placement in a clinical setting and/or present difficulty in obtaining professional licensure and/or certification. 

The background check, drug test and fingerprinting MUST be completed 2 weeks prior to the first term start date.

For assistance with items in this area, contact Castlebranch

All students are required to obtain the following items:

  • New Background check
  • New Drug test
  • New fingerprinting
  • RN to BSN & Grad students only: Copy of nursing license

Note: We cannot accept ANY outside items to satisfy this requirement regardless of how recently obtained.



Immunizations & Trainings

Students must report all required immunizations on the Mandatory Health History Form located in the Castlebranch package.

Immunization submissions which indicate titers or x-rays must include a copy of the finds along with the mandatory health history form. Failure to do so will result in a rejected submission

All newly admitted or re-admitted domestic students who are enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking program along with all international students are required to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan unless proof of comparable coverage is provided.

For specific details on the College of Nursing’s student immunization requirements, please see the S1.01-Student-Health-Policy


All students must show immunity for the following immunizations:

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)- Two MMR vaccines or a positive titer showing immunity
  • Hepatitis B- Completed Hepatitis B series or a positive titer showing immunity
  • Varicella- Two varicella vaccines or a positive titer showing immunity
  • Tetanus- A TDAP vaccine within the last 10 years
  • Tuberculosis- PPD skin test or TB Blood test within 12 months prior to start of courses.
  • Influenza- Vaccine within Flu Seasons dates

UF trainings will include:

  • Bloodborne Pathogen
  • HIPAA

Additional vaccines or screenings may be required after matriculation for participation in clinicals.

Failure to be in compliance with these requirements will jeopardize the start of clinical coursework.

For assistance with items in this area, please email CONREG at conreg@health.ufl.edu