BSN HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
The following link provides the CDC Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Recommendations.
Some clinical sites may have additional testing or vaccinations requirements that
must also be followed.
Per the CDC
Facilities employ the 2-step procedure. In this procedure, a person is given a baseline
PPD test. If the test is (-), a second test is administered 1- 3 weeks later (i.e.,
the second test can be read 7-21 days after the first).
If the above was not followed, you must do this process again following the above directions. Some clinical sites require we report the dates of
a 2-Step TB process. If your testing does not meet these specifications, you are not
in compliance. You must submit documentation of a negative TB test annually (every
If you test positive for TB, the program will need a completed TB health check form
as well as a copy of a chest x-ray completed within the last 5 years. Please let
your faculty know that you have tested positive. Some clinical sites may require additional
verification of not having an active infection.
TB Blood Test:
The tuberculosis (TB) blood test, also called an Interferon Gamma Release Assay or
IGRA, is a way to find out if you have TB germs in your body. The TB blood test can
be done instead of a TB skin test.
There are two kinds of TB blood tests:
If you test positive for TB, some clinical sites may not accept your placement without
one of these blood test done annually.
Tdap: Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis
Give 1 dose of Tdap if no previous vaccination. Give Td boosters every 10 years thereafter.
MMR: Measles, mumps, and rubella
If no serologic (titer) proof of immunity or prior vaccination, 2 doses of MMR, 4 weeks apart.
HepB: Hepatitis B
If previously unvaccinated, give a 2-dose (Heplisav-B) or 3-dose (Engerix-B or Recombivax
HB) series. Must obtain anti-HBs serologic testing 1–2 months after dose #2 (for Heplisav-B)
or dose #3 (for Engerix-B or Recombivax HB) showing you are REACTIVE to HepB.
If no serologic (titer) proof of immunity, prior vaccination, or diagnosis or verification
of a history of varicella or herpes zoster (shingles) by a healthcare provider, give
2 doses of varicella vaccine, 4 weeks apart.
Seasonal Flu Vaccinations:
Every student regardless of the semester you begin the program must be vaccinated
each flu season. This means in the fall. You must have this completed by September 25th. Please be sure to ask your provider if this is the current flu season vaccine.