on stretchers or wheelchairs, medical military service, etc. Letters verifying work experience
and/or copies of any healthcare credential, registry, or licensure must be submitted with your
application in order to be considered for additional points. Job shadows, observation hours, and
clinical hours from prior programs will not be considered for additional points, unless they are
part of the Professional Health Careers Academy (PHCA). CPR certification is a program
requirement (see page 7) for ALL admitted students, and will not be accepted for additional
points. Students who participated in PHCA must provide documentation or transcripts showing
7. All clinical sites will be arranged and confirmed by the Health Sciences Office prior to students
receiving acceptance notifications. The clinical site is a third-party entity into which students are
placed for practical experience. LMC cannot guarantee that a clinical site will always be available.
Arrangement for such a site depends upon the college’s ability to enter into formal agreement
with a proposed site. Students should not rely upon the availability of a clinical site in a particular
geographical location. All nursing clinical practicum courses are subject to special scheduling dates
which may not follow traditional college semester calendar or holidays. Students may be required
to attend clinical at any time or day of the week, including 12-hour shifts or weekends.
While LMC uses its best efforts to negotiate clinical sites, even after they become available they
can become unavailable for reasons beyond the control of LMC, and in that event, LMC has no
liability. No one at LMC has authority to modify the conditions and information outlined in this
application other than in writing signed by the Dean of Health Sciences.
8. Based on the number of seats available, only those applicants with the highest total combined
scores of the academic evaluation and/or additional bonus points will be accepted.
9. All accepted applicants will be required to submit a completed statement of health/physical
condition using a Lake Michigan College Health Certification form. The completed physical
statement needs to include: medical history, physical exam results, and immunizations. This
statement must be received by the Health Sciences Office prior to any nursing student beginning
their clinical education.
All accepted nursing students will be required to submit proof of freedom from communicable
diseases through vaccination or a titer test: MMR, Varicella, Tdap, TB, and Influenza. All accepted
nursing students must submit proof of Hepatitis B vaccination, titer, or a signed waiver
10. All accepted nursing students must successfully complete a drug screen and criminal background
check, as required by the agreements LMC has with clinical sites. These checks must have been
completed no longer than six months prior to the beginning of this first clinical rotation. LMC does
not provide criminal background checks, drug screens, health physicals, and/or any required
The cost for the drug screen and criminal background check is the responsibility of the student
and facilitated through a vendor designated by LMC. The completed reports (with no active
exclusions reported) must be received by the LMC Health Sciences Office prior to any nursing
student beginning his/her clinical rotation. The background check and drug screen will be
completed by the student through a College-specified vendor AFTER admission, prior to program
Admission process is nondiscriminatory in regards to age, color, height, weight, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation,
national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, or gender identity or expression.
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