Health Requirements

The clinical experiences of nursing students require a health screening program. The following steps are required as part of admission to and enrollment in the graduate program:

  1. Each student is required to have a health examination by a physician or a certified nurse practitioner. Reports of the results of this examination must be submitted on forms provided by the College of Nursing and must be received by the College of Nursing Office of Graduate Programs by published deadlines. Individual clinical agencies may require additional documentation for specific health requirements which must be met by students;
  2. Each student must be immunized for Hepatitis B. For initial enrollment, certification that the series of injections has begun or results of a recent titer must be received by the College of Nursing Office of Graduate Programs by published deadlines. Documentation of the completed series is required for continued enrollment and must be received by the College by published deadlines. Immunizations and titers are at the expense of the student;
  3. Each student is required to be immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, rubeola, and varicella. Documentation of current immunization, physician's statement, or copy of recent titer results must be received by the College of Nursing Office of Graduate Programs by the published deadlines. Immunizations and titers are at the expense of the student;
  4. Each student is required to have a 2-step PPD (Tuberculosis/TB) skin test less than one year old by published deadlines. Evidence of the annual testing or results of a recent chest x-ray are required. Testing expenses are the responsibility of the student. Documentation of the test results must be received by the College of Nursing Office of Graduate Programs by published deadlines;
  5. Documentation of current health insurance must be received by the College of Nursing Office of Graduate Programs by published deadlines. Hospitals and health agencies provide emergency treatment to students for injury or illness occurring in the course of program requirements in their agencies. Such treatment will be at the expense of the student. Students are required to maintain health insurance throughout the program.