Immunizations/CPR/Background Check

Immunizations for Admission

Students who are admitted must have the following vaccinations and CPR uploaded to their Client Profile by the first day of classes fall semester:

  • Initially, one of the following is required:

 2 step TB skin test (1-3 weeks apart) OR QuantiFERON Gold Blood Test OR if positive results, provide a clear Chest X-ray.

  • Proof of current immunizations:

Diphtheria, Tetanus (tetanus only within past 10 years)

Two (2) MMR, or titer drawn if you have not had two MMR vaccinations

Series of three (3) Hepatitis B, or titer

Influenza (flu shot) - obtained later in fall semester each year

Proof of either two (2) Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccinations or one (1) titer for Varicella.  Having had chicken pox is not sufficient documentation.

  • All official vaccination documentation is uploaded to Immunization Tracker (cost $35.00, subject to change, credit card only).  Information about Immunization Tracker will be provided once admitted into the nursing program.
  • The Immunization Form is a worksheet to use for students own file.

Healthcare Provider CPR Certification (American Heart Association)

  • Obtained from American Heart Association only.
  • BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR/AED certification only.
  • All students are required to upload current documentation to Immunization Tracker.
  • Certification must be kept current throughout your time in the nursing program.

Criminal Background Check

  • Required after admittance into the nursing program
  • Cost: $35.00 (subject to change, credit card only) 
  • Only background check arranged by the nursing department is accepted.
  • Background checks must be on file, in the nursing department office, by the start of your first semester in the program.

Mandatory Drug Testing

  • Required after admittance into the nursing program
  • Cost: $40.00 (subject to change)
  • Only drug test scheduled by the nursing department is accepted.

Health Insurance

  • Proof of health insurance for all nursing students, both full and part time status, is required upon admission.
  • Documentation uploaded to their Client Profile with Certified Background.