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At the time of application:

In order to be in compliance with clinical site requirements, documentation of a Hepatitis B SAg quantitative, positive (numerical value) titer done within the past 3 years must be submitted at the time of application.  If the titer is negative, documentation of your previous completed series of 3 immunizations, along with the report of the negative titer, and evidence of at least your first booster after the negative titer is required.  Just getting just the vaccinations without the titer IS NOT SUFFICIENT and may prevent you from being admitted to clinical sites.

Once admitted to the program:

  • Proof of Immunity (in the form of serological titers with quantitative/numerical value lab reports) is required for all nursing programs and must be completed prior to final admission.  Any negative titer will require documentation of your previous immunizations, along with the negative titer lab report, and proof of booster(s)/re-vaccination.  History of the disease is NOT sufficient, you must have the titers.

    • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)—positive quantitative IgG titers.  If any are negative, documentation of prior immunizations, the negative titer lab report, and proof of booster vaccination is required.
    • Varicella (Chicken pox)—positive quantitative IgG titer.  If negative, documentation of prior immunizations, the negative titer lab report, and proof of booster vaccination is required.
  • Tdap (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis) Vaccination—Adult does within the past 10 years.
  • TB Testing—PPD skin test results must be reported in “mm” (not just as positive or negative) with the date given and the date when read, or submit a lab report for an IGRA (T-SPOT or Quantiferon Gold) test done within the past 3 months.  If PPD or IGRA result is positive, you must submit a radiology report to specifically rule out active disease, along with the positive skin test report in “mm” or positive IGRA lab report.   Note:  TB testing is only valid for one year and is required just before clinical courses start so it stays valid for the entire year.  It cannot expire in the middle of a semester.
  • Health History on the LSC-Provided form.
  • Physical Examination by a licensed health care provider.

 

Revised and approved: 02/2016