Target Group:  Basic BSN and RN-BSN Students

Policy Type:  Revision


To prevent disease transmission in the academic and clinical setting.


  1. 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.
    1. *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.
    2. *MMR vaccine: Provide proof that they have received the MMR vaccine since 1980, or antibody titer. This does not need to be repeated.
    3. *TETANUS AND DIPTHERIA: Immunized within the last ten years.
    4. 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.
    5. VARICELLA: History of prior varicella or *varicella-zoster antibody as determined by a certified laboratory must be provided.
    6. *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.
    7. INFLUENZA: Influenza vaccine is REQUIRED annually.
  2. 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

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