Matriculation Requirements

These requirements are provided as general information only.  Specific requirements and deadlines for completing the requirements are provided to matriculating students after acceptance into the program.


The program require all entering students to be current with required immunizations prior to matriculation.  The university's policy regarding immunizations may be found on the Joseph B. Trainer Health and Wellness Center website.

Basic Life Support certification (BLS)

All entering students are required to have current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification designed for Health Care Providers.

Background check

Per OHSU policy, a criminal background check is required for all entering students.  

Student drug and alcohol testing

To promote the health, safety and productivity of students and clients in their care, OHSU policy (OHSU Student Drug and Alcohol Testing No. 7-90-025) states all students accepted to education programs with a clinical component must successfully pass an initial drug screening. Additional drug testing may be required dependent upon the program policies for individual placement sites. 

Compass trainings

Students are required to complete several online trainings through OHSU's Compass system as part of the onboarding process.