Other Required Information

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Before admission, the immunizations listed below must be documented by a health-care provider on the Immunization Record Form and submitted to CertifiedBackground.com.

  1. Rubella (German Measles) — One dose of vaccine OR a positive titer.
  2. Rubeola (Measles) — Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1957, must show proof of two measles vaccinations OR a positive titer OR history of having had the disease.
  3. Mumps — Immunization OR a positive titer OR history of having had the disease.
  4. Tetanus and Diphtheria — Primary series in childhood.
  5. Tetanus — Booster within past ten years is required.
  6. Polio — Primary series in childhood:
    • If vaccinated but unable to provide proof, the student must provide documentation of one polio injection (IPV).
    • If the student was never vaccinated for polio, the student must provide documentation of completing a series of three polio injections over the period of six months.
  7. Chicken Pox — Must have history of having had the disease OR positive Varicella antibody OR documentation of two doses of Varicella vaccine.
  8. Tuberculosis screening — An updated negative Mantoux test is required annually. If there is a past history of a positive PPD, a chest x-ray is required and annual positive PPD record.
  9. Hepatitis B Vaccine — Three doses OR positive antibody required.

CPR Certification

Clinical experiences require that students be prepared in the event of a cardiopulmonary arrest:

  1. Each nursing student must hold a valid and current CPR certification for Basic Life Support for Professionals from the American Heart Association. Certification from Red Cross is not acceptable.
  2. A copy of the current CPR certification, valid for the academic year, must be provided prior to admission.
  3. Students failing to comply may be excluded from classes.

CertifiedBackground.com Requirement

Sponsoring health-care agencies now require all students enrolled in courses to have a criminal background check, urine drug screen, and the immunizations listed above.