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Student Criminal Background Checks: Considerations for Schools of Nursing

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dc.contributor.author Weninger, Robert A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-16T17:39:47Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-16T17:39:47Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation 11 Journal of Nursing Law 163 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10601/195
dc.description Co-authored with Melinda Mitchell Jones. en_US
dc.description.abstract Heightened public scrutiny of the nursing profession has prompted many schools of nursing, acute-care hospitals, and health policy groups to question the exclusion of nursing and allied health students from criminal background checks. Due to an increasing demand for such screening, it is likely that in the future nursing schools will seek to develop procedures relating to a search of the criminal history of an individual. This article presents an overview of Federal and state law pertaining to such screening. Landmines abound in this area. Nursing schools should proceed with caution and engage counsel. It is important to observe the law and formulate policies and procedures that will benefit and protect students, patients, and the community. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Nursing Law
dc.subject Criminal background checks en_US
dc.subject Nursing en_US
dc.subject Students en_US
dc.title Student Criminal Background Checks: Considerations for Schools of Nursing en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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