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RN to B.S.N. Program Requirements
The School of Nursing is committed to educating professional nurses and
is obligated to provide safe and effective care to the clients we serve.
Students are expected to be in compliance with program requirements at all
times. Requirements include immunizations, Basic Life Support (CPR),
and proof of licensure.
Immunization Guidelines/Infectious Disease Prevention
Documentation (a physician statement or copy of the medical record) of
immunizations and tuberculosis screening is required to be submitted by all
students on 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
or antibody titer.This does not need to be repeated.
Tetanus and Diptheria:
Immunized within the last 10 years.
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.
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 vaccine is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED annually.
OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard is the basis for infection control for the
School of Nursing. Basic B.S.N. students receive instruction and a printed copy of
the standard upon entry to the nursing program. B.S.N. and RN-B.S.N. students
are expected to use standard/universal precautions appropriately.