Required Immunizations and Tests for UVU Nursing Students


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



Within the previous 5 years

 Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) 

2 Options:

1) 2 doses after 1 year of age

2) Blood test with active results

 Hepatitis B

Documentation of completed 3-dose series or blood test with reactive results.  Documentation of 6-dose series with a non-reactive blood test will also be accepted, if the individual is considered a non-responder.  

 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.  



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:

1) 2 negative results within the last 6 months

2) 1 Quantiferon Gold (QFT) test with negative results  

3) 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.