Clinical Requirements

Undergraduate

Criminal Background Check

  • A criminal background check that is compliant with the standards of the Illinois Healthcare Workers Background Check Act is required for progression in the program. You will be given specific instructions on how to obtain this background check upon acceptance. Certain sites or specific circumstances may require subsequent background checks at your expense.
  • Specific internship sites may require further background check testing, drug screening, or proof of immunizations at the student’s expense.

Other

Complete a total of 100 certified hours of approved community service, at least 50 hours completed prior to enrolling in HDFS 383 and the balance completed prior to enrolling in HDFS 491.

Area Coordinator

Contact Sherry Fang, area coordinator, at ssfang@niu.edu 

Criminal Background Check

Fingerprint-based criminal background check.

First Aid and CPR

Certification in first aid and cardiac pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Immunizations/Vaccinations

Verification of a nonreactive two-step tuberculin skin.

Physical Exam

Physical exam within the last 6 months.

Other

Area Coordinator

Contact Sherry Fang, area coordinator, at ssfang@niu.edu

Criminal Background Check

Specific internship sites may require background checks, drug screening, and/or proof of immunizations at the student’s expense.

Program Coordinator

Contact Julie Boggess at jboggess2@niu.edu

First Aid and CPR

First Aid and CPR from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross.

Immunizations/Vaccinations

Two-Step Nonreactive Tuberculin (TB) Skin Test or a Quantiferon Gold blood test.

Other

  • 60 hours of work experience in food production
  • ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification or any Food Manager Certification that is ANSI certified as required through the Illinois Department of Public Health

Program Coordinator

Contact Lan Li, program coordinator, at lanli@niu.edu 

Graduate

Criminal Background Check

A criminal background check that is compliant with the standards of the Illinois Healthcare Workers Background Check Act is required for progression in the program. Students will be given specific instructions on how to obtain this background check upon acceptance. Certain sites or specific circumstances may require subsequent background checks at your expense.

Drug Screen

Certain internship affiliates may require subsequent background checks or other requirements such as drug screens, and proof of certain immunizations at your expense.

Immunizations/Vaccinations

Certain internship affiliates may require subsequent background checks or other requirements such as drug screens, and proof of certain immunizations at your expense.

Clinical Coordinator

Contact Natalia Vinokur at nvinokur@niu.edu.

Contact Us

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