Health Requirements for the A.A.S. in Nursing
Nursing students are required to meet health requirements established by the University. All applicants accepted for admission to the AAS in nursing must be physically and mentally healthy. Because they obtain clinical laboratory experiences in a variety of area health care agencies, students must assure that they are in good health throughout their enrollment in the AAS. Students must maintain documentation of immunizations/titers (Hepatitis B, DT, MMR), and TB testing. The student must also report a positive history of varicella or have proof of the vaccine/titer. Students are required to have any laboratory test(s) as requested by clinical agencies. Due to the nature of clinical experiences and the risk of exposure to illness and injury, all nursing students are encouraged to have health insurance. The cost of treatment for any injury or illness is the responsibility of each student.