Nursing: Requirements for Clinical Rotations

Clinical Requirements

All documents must be current. If your documents are not current you will not be allowed in clinical. Download the clinicial requirements and clearance checklist documents for more detailed information.

In addition to clearances, students need appropriate scrubs. We have contracted through Med Plus Uniforms in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre (please note that prices are subject to change.) As we are notified from the vendor of pricing changes we will update this.

    List of Requirements

    • Physical Examination
    • Urine Drug Screening
    • CPR Certification
    • Malpractice/Liability Insurance
    • Pennsylvania State Criminal Background Check
    • Pennsylvania State Child Abuse Clearance
    • FBI Criminal Background Check

    Policies on Clinical Requirements and Rotations

    Further information on Clinical Requirements and Rotations can be found in the Nursing Student Handbook.


    All of the listed documents, except the Physical Examination, must be submitted online via the Google drive. A folder will be created for you. Instructions for submitting are as follows:

    You will receive an email from with the link to a folder. Click on the email and it will take you to the Google Drive where I have set up a folder, just for you that only you and I can see. Click on the link in the email. On the upper right top of the page click "Add to Drive" then "Open in Drive." Save the documents to your computer and then drag and drop your files here to the folder. Please note: save them to your computer as a document or a PDF and do so using the following naming system:

    Last Name, First Name, Name of Clearance, Date on Clearance

    For example:

    Tulaney, Theresa, FBI Check, 1-17-14

    *When you are dropping files, you must make sure you are actually IN the folder you want to put stuff in otherwise the Nursing Department won't be able to see it.

    Only you and I can view the contents of these folders so they are secure and confidential. Please do not drop off clearances anymore to the admin assistant's office, they are all to be submitted electronically. Your urine drug screens and health information forms will be uploaded for you as we receive them. From this point on you can access your folder on a desktop computer by clicking on the square next to your email address in the right upper hand corner. Then click on "Drive"

    Note: each time you go back into it you may have to click "Open in Drive"

    There are several ways that a student might be able to manage scanning her/his documents into PDF or similar files. There is an app called Scanner Pro. It uses the phone's camera to take a picture of the document then enhances it as a text document. Many personal printers also include scanners. There are scanners in the computer labs that students can use to scan documents if they don't have their own scanners.

    When you upload a new clearance please delete the old one. For example, if I uploaded a new malpractice policy I would delete the old one.

    Physical Examination Documents must be submitted to:

    Marywood University
    Student Health Services
    2300 Adams Ave.
    Scranton, PA 18509
    Phone: 570-348-6249
    Fax: 570-961-4735