Marian University School of Nursing and Health Professions Health & Safety Requirements for the Nursing Major

The following requirements are mandatory and must be completed prior to starting nursing coursework:

 Requirement Options to Meet Requirement
Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) Official Documentation of dates of 2 MMR vaccines*

OR

Official Documentation of 3 separate titers showing immunity for Measles (rubeola), Mumps and Rubella**

Varicella (Chicken Pox) Official Documentation of dates of 2 Varicella vaccines*

OR

Official Documentation of titer showing immunity to Varicella**

Hepatitis B Official Documentation of dates of 3 Hepatitis B vaccines*

OR

Official Documentation of titer showing immunity to Hepatitis B**

Tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap) Official Documentation of date of Tdap vaccine within the last 10 years*

Note: Tetanus/diphtheria only vaccine is not acceptable.

Seasonal influenza vaccine Official Documentation of date of vaccine*
TB testing
  • All students must begin with 2 TB skin tests no more than one year apart OR a Quantiferon Gold blood test.
  • This must be followed by annual TB skin tests or annual Quantiferon Gold blood tests.
  • Official Documentation of all skin tests or blood tests must be submitted.
  • Any duration of greater than 12 months between tests will result in need for additional skin tests or a Quantiferon Gold blood test.

Note: a TB skin test consists of administration of the injection followed by reading the injection site 48-72 hours later.

CPR Certification Copy of CPR Certification Card

  • Must be CPR for the Professional Rescuer or Healthcare Provider
  • Must include one-person, two-person, infant, child, and adult CPR and AED
  • Note: Heartsaver CPR is not acceptable.
  • Note: Online CPR is not acceptable.
Background Information Disclosure (BID) Form Complete all sections and answer all questions honestly. Any charges past or pending must be disclosed under Question 1. Failure to disclose will result in denial of clinical placement.

 

A vaccine is an immunization (a “shot”) that you get in hopes of developing immunity to a specific disease. A titer is a blood test that is done after you have been immunized or after you have had the disease to find out if your body has created the appropriate antibodies so that you are, in fact, immune to the disease.

*Official Documentation of dates of vaccines includes:

  1. Printout from the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (https://www.dhfswir.org click on Public Immunization Record Access)
  2. Documentation provided to you by your health care provider (handwritten on letterhead or prescription pad or computerized)
  3. Printout from your Employee Health Nurse
  4. NOT: A copy of your baby book or a note from your parent

**Official Documentation of a titer includes:

  1. Lab report indicating positive titer results
  2. Documentation provided to you by your health care provider (handwritten on letterhead or prescription pad or computerized)
  3. Printout from the Wisconsin Immunization Registry that indicates in the Notes Section “Immunity to…”
  4. Printout from your Employee Health Nurse