Immunization and TB testing compliance is required of all nursing students. Student nurses are at risk for exposure to, and possible transmission of, diseases due to their contact with patients or with infective material of patients. Student compliance with immunizations and testing is required in order to participate in clinical experiences.

Students are required to submit copies of official proof of the required immunizations/tests to the Department of Nursing. If unable to find childhood immunization records, students may get a blood test (titer). We suggest beginning the immunization verification process early in order to meet the UVU Nursing program deadlines.

Immunization requirements are subject to change based on agency requirements.

Proof of Immunization/Test Requirements

Test Name Parameters
Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis Within the previous 5 years
Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) 2 Options:
  • 2 doses after 1 year of age
  • Blood test with active results
Hepatitis B Documentation of completed 3-dose series or one blood test (Titer) with reactive results.
Varicella (Chicken Pox) Proof of 2 varicella vaccinations or proof of immunity through a blood test (titer). Verbal confirmation of having had chicken pox is no longer acceptable.
InInfluenza One dose annually at the beginning of the flu season around September or October. (The flu season begins in October and extends through the winter/spring semester).
TB Test 3 Options:
  • 2 negative results within the last 6 months
  • 1 Quantiferon Gold (QFT) test with negative results
  • 1 T-SPOT blood test with negative results. If test is positive, the student must provide a copy of the chest x-ray results.

Other immunizations with documentation may be required as agency and/or infection control guidelines change.

References: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html