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Nursing Clinical Requirements

Know the clinical clearance requirements for nursing students.

As of December 2017, The College of Nursing and Public Health has a new online system for students to upload documents and receive clinical clearance.  Please go to Moodle, Nursing Clinical Placement Course – then see “Clinical Information” section for full instructions.

General Medical Requirements: (This list may not be all-inclusive, please follow all instructions from the College of Nursing Clinical Placement Office)

  1. Blood work showing immunity to the following diseases:  Measles, Mumps, Rubella (German Measles), and Varicella (Chickenpox),   An IgG titer showing positive immunity is required for all of these diseases.  If your titer is negative (does not show immunity) you may be required to be re-vaccinated and may need to be re-tested approximately 4 weeks later to show the immunity. You must also show immunity to Hepatitis B with a blood test called the Hepatitis B Surface Antibody test, if this is negative you may need revaccination and testing or sign a declination refusing the vaccine.

    Copies of the actual blood tests are required for uploading; a statement from the provider that you are immune is NOT sufficient.

  2. Tetanus/Diphtheria – Every 10 years you are required to have a booster vaccination.  The Health Services Center recommends that you receive the new tetanus booster that includes the vaccination against Pertussis (whooping cough) if you have not received it previously. This vaccine is known as Tdap or Adacel.
     
  3. Annual Health History and PhysicalHealth History Form (PDF)
    Nursing students enrolled in clinical must re-submit the Part C of the Health Clearance form annually.
     
  4. Annual TB (Tuberculosis) Test – This is a skin test performed at the health care provider’s office; it may be referred to as Mantoux or PPD. If you choose to have the Mantoux test, you must demonstrate 2 negative results within 12 months of the start of your clinical. There are new laboratory tests to rule out tuberculosis called the TB-Spot and the Quantiferon; your health care provider will determine which test is appropriate for you. Your healthcare provider will determine which test is appropriate for you.  A positive result from any of the TB tests will require a Chest x-ray be performed.  Students with previous positive results must update their chest x-ray every 5 years or as otherwise required by the clinical site, please check your College of Nursing and Public Health guide.
  5. Proof of Annual Influenza Vaccine – All nursing students are required to be vaccinated for the flu vaccine.  If you are allergic please speak with the school of nursing regarding documentation of proof and requirements for clinical attendance.  Students are encouraged to utilize this form for documentation of their vaccine.

The Health Service Center can assist you with vaccines, Tuberculosis testing and blood work.  Call 516.877.6000 for pricing information or to make an appointment.  If a physical is needed there is a $50 charge or you can call the school’s collaborating physician, Dr. Kevin Curley, at 516.663.2051. They accept many forms of insurance and may be able to work with you if you are paying out of pocket.

Please be sure to make a copy of all paperwork prior to handing items in. Copy machines are available in the Swirbul Library.

Please note this is a brief summary provided for your convenience. All nursing students must follow the guidelines provided within Moodle for clinical clearance. 

Revised 12/8/17

 

For further information, please contact:

Health Services Center
Waldo Hall
p – 516.877.6000
f – 516.877.6008
e – healthservicescenter@adelphi.edu

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