Compliance for Health & Human Services Division

Gaston College is committed to ensuring that students have the ability to benefit from the education received at the College.  Clinical affiliates associated with Gaston College require that students placed in their facility for clinical/externship/co-op experiences, have a clear criminal background check, an updated physical and immunizations, and a drug screen prior to placement.


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All students accepted to the following programs will be required to meet the clinical requirements listed below

  • All Nursing Programs (LPN, RN, & LPN-RN)
  • EMS
  • Nurse Aide I & II
  • Health & Fitness Science
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Medical Assisting
  • Phlebotomy
  • Central Sterile Processing
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Veterinary Technology

Medical Requirements

  • Health Form Completed & Signed by Healthcare Provider
  • Immunization History
    • MMR – Series of 2, or lab report showing positive titer
    • 2-Step TB skin test, negative QuantiFERON gold blood test, or clear chest x-ray report with completed TB questionnaire
    • Hep B – Series of 3, or lab report showing positive titer
    • Tdap booster- within past 10 years
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox) – Series of 2, or lab report showing positive titer
    • Influenza – *Required during flu season (September through March)
    • COVID – Effective 5/28/2024, our clinical agencies are no longer requiring proof of the COVID vaccination; thus, the vaccine is optional. Students will be notified if clinical agencies modify the requirements.


Criminal Background Check

Convictions in the past, or charges pending, on any of the following offenses will prevent students from completing the required clinical component for our health programs (this includes, but is not limited to):

  • Assault of any nature.
  • Sexual offenses of any nature.
  • Illegal use, possession or selling of a controlled substance.
  • Breaking and entering or burglary.
  • Kidnapping, abduction and carjacking.
  • Arson, hazing, perjury, bribery and obstruction of justice.
  • Abuse and neglect.
  • Any form of larceny. (Larceny includes fraud, shoplifting, embezzlement, armed
    robbery, common law robbery, forgery and financial crimes.)

Clinical agencies have the right to refuse any student’s access to their facility. If the clinical facility refuses to allow the student to do clinical at the facility based on said findings, the student would not be allowed to continue in the program.


Gaston College has partnered with Complio/American DataBank to conduct national background screenings, facilitate drug screens, and track all medical requirements for clinical placement. If you have been notified that you have been admitted to one of the programs listed above, you are required to purchase an account through, at your own expense. Background and drug screen results will be sent directly to Complio and reviewed by our Compliance Office. Fees are $32 for the background check, $42 for the drug screening, and $32-$36 for document tracking depending on the program selected.