About Health Sciences Requirements

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Immunizations/Vaccinations and Titers

All incoming nursing students need to have completed a series of immunizations/vaccinations. Students will be required to have titers drawn to validate the vaccines received and show proof of immunity in numerical values. No exceptions. 

​Should any student's titer show lack of immunity, the student is required to receive the specific vaccination for the corresponding low or negative titer result and re-test titer value's/immunity four weeks or more post vaccine administration.

Required Titers

  • Hepatitis Bseries of 3 shots for low or negative titers 1 month apart between the first & second, and five months apart between the second and the third

  • Varicella (chicken pox): 2 shots for low or negative titers 1 month apart

  • MMR(Measles, Mumps & Rubella): 2 shots for low or negative titers 1 month apart

  • Polio titers are required if there is no proof of vaccination.

  • Tdap vaccine is required within the past five years. There is no titer requirement for this vaccine.

  • 2-Step TB Mantoux skin test within the past six months; if TB test is positive a Chest X-Ray is required indicating tuberculosis clearance. NoteThe 2-Step Mantoux test for TB should be done first prior to initiating an MMR vaccination.

Required Lab Tests

  • CBC (complete blood count) within the past six months.

  • VDRL or RPR (test for syphilis) within the past six months.

  • Urinalysis (UA) with microscopic exam within the past six months