Health Requirements for Clinical-Based Programs

The following is a brief overview of the health requirements and account set-up instructions for nursing programs.

Find your program listed below and follow the directions for your program to set up your CastleBranch account and complete your health requirements. Please note that USF requires all students to undergo a background check and drug test.

Undergraduate Nursing Program

Please follow the following steps in order to set up your CastleBranch profile and submit your health requirement documentation before the deadline. Note that you should allow at least two (2) weeks for all requirements to be met and some requirements may take a few months to complete depending on your test results.

  1. Click https://portal.castlebranch.com/uf91
  2. Click Place Order
  3. Click Please Select
  4. Find your program
  5. Click on the order code sent to you via your program administrator. If you have not received an email with your program's code, please contact your program administrator.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Stacey Kohut
(415) 422-2679
sekohut1@usfca.edu

Graduate Nursing Programs

Please read this section in entirety.

Please follow the following steps in order to set up your CastleBranch profile and submit your health requirement documentation before the deadline. Note that you should allow at least two (2) weeks for all requirements to be met and some requirements may take a few months to complete depending on your test results.

  1. Click https://portal.castlebranch.com/uf91
  2. Click Place Order
  3. Click Please Select
  4. Find your program
  5. Please select the package that includes Background Check, Drug Test, and Medical Document Manager.

*Students sponsored by the Kaiser Nurse Scholars Academy (KPNSA) are eligible to complete a Self-Reporting Form. This form should not be submitted to Castle Branch (fee based). Please submit your form to the Graduate Nursing Programs team via email (E - sonhpgradnursingteam@usfca.edu) from your USF-issued email account.

**For the RN-MSN and DNP programs, proof of RN licensure will also be required by the deadline.

^For the Executive Leadership DNP (EL DNP) program, students need a Pin # to set up a Castle Branch account. The Pin # is their CW ID (student ID # listed on their Admissions letter). 

^^For Family Nurse Practitioner DNP (DNP FNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner DNP (DNP PMHNP) programs, an online HIPPA class will need to be completed.

Master's Entry Master of Science in Nursing (ME-MSN)
Stacey Kohut
(415) 422-2679
sekohut1@usfca.edu

Master of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses (RN-MSN)
sonhpgradnursingteam@usfca.edu

Population Health Leadership DNP (PHL DNP) & Executive Leadership DNP (EL DNP)
sonhpgradnursingteam@usfca.edu

Family Nurse Practitioner DNP (DNP FNP) & Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner DNP (DNP PMHNP)
sonhpgradnursingteam@usfca.edu

Certificate Programs

Please follow the following steps in order to set up your CastleBranch profile and submit your health requirement documentation before the deadline. Note that you should allow at least two (2) weeks for all requirements to be met and some requirements may take a few months to complete depending on your test results.

  1. Click https://portal.castlebranch.com/uf91
  2. Click Place Order
  3. Click Please Select
  4. Find your program
  5. Click on the order code sent to you via your program administrator. If you have not received an email with your program's code, please contact your program administrator.

EMT Training and RN Transition
Kate Davis
(415) 422-4198
ktdavis3@usfca.edu

Family or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program

sonhpgradnursingteam@usfca.edu

Kaiser Permanente Nurses Scholar Academy Academic Practice Partnership Students

For KPNSA RN-MSN and EL DNP students please contact the Graduate Nursing Programs team for a Self-Reporting Form. Please note, this form does not need to be uploaded to CastleBranch (fee based).