Nursing majors are required to complete drug testing in order to comply with the growing number of clinical agencies that mandate drug testing. Documentation of results may be shared with clinical agencies and will be maintained in the student’s confidential clinical E-portfolio. Failure to comply with drug testing or a positive test result may prevent completion of clinical education and/or result in dismissal from Nursing.
Drug testing must be completed within 90 days prior to the start of the spring 2016 semester on January 25, 2016. Therefore, drug testing must be completed ONLY between October 26 and November 20 to ensure submission of the results by the December 4, 2015 deadline.
You must schedule your drug testing appointment ASAP to ensure a testing date appointment within the October 26 – November 20 time-frame. Do not schedule your testing date to occur before October 26 or after November 20.
Students are responsible for scheduling and purchasing the required drug test (Five-Panel Non-DOT). Students may be tested locally at The Corporate Health Center (TCHC) at 832 Brunswick Avenue, Trenton, NJ or select a private health care provider. TCHC has agreed to provide testing for TCNJ Nursing students at a special reduced rate of $46.00, which is subject to increase. Results will be sent directly to the department of Nursing. To schedule an appointment, students are advised to call 609-695-7471. Appointment times may be limited, so do not delay in scheduling to ensure a testing date within the required time-frame.
Students may also choose to have the required drug test (Five-Panel Non-DOT) performed by a health care provider of their choice, as long as the provider is fully certified with trained staff that meet certification requirements for Federal drug collection and testing. Students who choose this option must notify Katie Hooven (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance and give written authorization to the provider to send results directly to:
Department of Nursing
Attention: Katie Hooven
The College of New Jersey
PO Box 7718
Ewing, New Jersey 08628-0718