The Catholic University of America

  Preclinical Checklist and Dates

Students’ Pre-Clinical Checklist

4-6 months before beginning clinical

Ensure you have two active RN licenses in

  1. District of Columbia
  2. Virginia or Maryland

2-4 months before beginning clinical

Start gathering all health related information you will need including:

  1. Vaccination or blood titer data
  2. Health certification form
  3. PPD & CPR verification
2 months before beginning clinical

Important due dates:

You MUST register for clinical classes by the following dates to ensure site placements. If you are unable to register by the below listed due dates, site placement cannot be guaranteed. Also, all health/ practice requirements (such as: PPD, CPR, licenses, etc) must be up to date by the listed due dates to ensure placement.
Registration Due Date
Health/Practice Requirements
Up to Date
November 15th
December 1st
Summer & Fall
April 15th
May 1st

Requesting a new site

Clinical sites are assigned exclusively by the clinical faculty. This ensures that all clinical sites maintain a high level of quality in both the ability to precept students and the appropriate types of patient encounters. On occasion, students have inquired about new sites. To request a new clinical site and preceptor/mentor that has not been utilized by the school in the past, please provide your clinical coordinator with the below listed information. All of this information must be submitted at the same time before beginning the agreement process.  
Please note that each new clinical site must be individually examined by the appropriate clinical faculty member and placement, therefore, is not guaranteed.   If approved, allow 4-6 weeks for the agreement process to take place.
Company Name
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