To comply with clinical agency requirements, all students registering for clinical nursing courses are required to show written evidence of the following:
- Negative PPD or chest X-ray with the last 12 months.
- Negative PPD yearly thereafter while enrolled in the program
- Students with a positive PPD and a negative chest X-ray on admission into the program must complete a TB screening questionnaire annually while enrolled in the program.
- Students whose responses indicate possibility of TB infection must submit documentation of medical evaluation and treatment, if applicable.
- Students with a negative PPD on admission who convert to positive while enrolled in the program must submit documentation of medical evaluation and treatment.
[Texas Administrative Rule 97.64 and CDC 2005 recommendations]
- Provisional admission with at least one dose of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine
- Polio vaccine is not required, but students enrolled in health related courses are encouraged to ascertain that they are immune to poliomyelitis.
- One dose of diphtheria-tetanus toxoid (Td) vaccination within the past ten years.
- Complete Hepatitis B series or serologic confirmation of immunity to Hepatitis B. (It takes 6 months to complete the series of 3 injections.)
- One dose of rubella vaccine.
- Two doses of varicella vaccine are needed.
- Persons born 1966-1997 who have self or parental reports of disease are considered immune.
- If born on or after January 1, 1957:
- Two (2) doses of measles-containing vaccine administered since January 1, 1968.
- One (1) dose of mumps vaccine.
Serologic confirmation of immunity to measles, rubella, mumps, hepatitis B or varicella is acceptable. Evidence of measles, rubella, mumps and varicella consist of a laboratory report that indicates either confirmation of immunity or infection.
A copy of the immunization record should be submitted to Admissions secretary as a process for admission.
During the nursing program, each student will be asked to show evidence of current immunization requirements to each clinical instructor. If there are further questions regarding this requirement, consult your clinical instructor. Please read this page on the Admissions and Records site regarding Bacterial Meningitis.