After admission and prior to the start of classes, each student must submit record of the following to comply with clinical agency requirements:

  1. Health Screening
    • 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.

  2. Immunizations [Texas Administrative Rule 97.64 and CDC 2005 recommendations]
    • Provisional admission with at least one dose of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine

    • 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 Ms. Perring as a process for admission. During the nursing program, each student will be asked to submit evidence of current immunization requirements to the office. If there are further questions regarding this requirement, call the main office at 361-698-2860. 6

  3. Current CPR course completion card from American Heart Association Health Care Provider or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer. The CPR card expiration date must fall beyond the last day of clinical for the semester.

  4. A standard departmental physical examination to provide evidence of good physical and mental health. Failure to reveal prior or present physical or emotional illness will place a student as subject to dismissal. While information will be held in confidence there are certain circumstances that, for the student's protection as well as others, make health information disclosure a necessity.


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