Graduate Students

If you are a current graduate student, this page is just for you. Explore the information and resources available below to help you make the most of your time in the VCU School of Nursing.

All VCU School of Nursing students are required to complete a criminal background check and drug screen prior to the start of clinical coursework. In the term prior to your first clinical placement, you will receive detailed information from the clinical placement specialist explaining how and when to accomplish these tasks using our vendor, Castlebranch. Contact Christy Cheesman, clinical placement specialist, at with questions.