B-4 - Infectious Disease Prevention
Target Group: Basic BSN and RN-BSN Students
Policy Type: Revision
To prevent disease transmission in the academic and clinical setting.
- All students must submit documentation (a physician statement or copy of the medical record) of immunizations and tuberculosis screening upon admission to the nursing program.
- *TB skin test (PPD): Obtain a PPD tuberculin skin test or present documentation of chest x-ray or symptom screening. Students must be tested annually thereafter or submit documentation of symptom screening annually.
- *MMR vaccine: Provide proof that they have received the MMR vaccine since 1980, or antibody titer. This does not need to be repeated.
- *TETANUS AND DIPTHERIA: Immunized within the last ten years.
- POLIOMYELITIS: If the immunization record is not available, student or parents memory of receipt of primary series with booster may serve as adequate proof of immunization. If immunization status cannot be documented, a primary series must be initiated.
- VARICELLA: History of prior varicella or *varicella-zoster antibody as determined by a certified laboratory must be provided.
- *HEPATITIS B VACCINE: Proof of receipt of Hepatitis B vaccine series must be provided. The student must have had the first injection in the series before the first day of class.
- INFLUENZA: Influenza vaccine is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED annually.
- OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard is the basis for infection control for the School of Nursing. Basic BSN students receive instruction and a printed copy of the Standard upon entry to the nursing program. BSN and RN-BSN students are expected to use standard/universal precautions appropriately.
Effective Date: Fall 2000
Approved by: Admission, Progression, Graduation Committee: February 8, 2010
Approved by: Council of Nursing Faculty: March 15, 2010