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Tests and Immunizations Required by Blinn College Associate Degree Nursing Program

The following is a list of tests and immunizations required by students who are accepted into the Associate Degree Nursing Program.  All ADN applicants must provide documented proof of each requirement below in order to receive full admission into the nursing program.  (NOTE:  Hepatitis B testing and immunization can take several months and applicant needs to plan in advance to meet requirement).

  • Tuberculosis Skin Test: (PPD-TB Test) OR Chest X-Ray (required if skin test is positive) MANDATORY:
    (Skin test or x-ray must be within 6 months of first day in program)
    Student should not receive PPD test until within 30 days of first day in program.  Student is required to receive PPD test annually while in the nursing program.
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (TDAP) MANDATORY:
    One TDap Booster (within 10 years)
  • Measles (Rubeola) MANDATORY:  Those born on or after January 1, 1957, must show proof of either:
    A. Serologic test positive for measles antibody/immunity
    OR if necessary, without serologic evidence of immunity or prior vaccine:
    B. Two doses of MMR Vaccine at least 4 weeks apart
  • Mumps MANDATORY: Those born on or after January 1, 1957, must show proof of either:
    A. Serologic test positive for mumps antibody/immunity
    OR if necessary, without serologic evidence of immunity or prior vaccine:
    B. Two doses of MMR Vaccine at least 4 weeks apart  
  • Rubella MANDATORY: Those born on or after January 1, 1957, must show proof of either:
    A. Serologic test positive for rubella antibody/immunity
    OR if necessary, without serologic evidence of immunity or prior vaccine:
    B. Two doses of MMR Vaccine at least 4 weeks apart
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) MANDATORY:  must show proof of
    A. Serologic test positive for varicella antibody/immunity
    OR if necessary, without serologic evidence of immunity or prior vaccine  
    B. Two doses of varicella at least 4 to 6 weeks apart
  • Hepatitis B Immunity MANDATORY:
    There is potential of exposure to Hepatitis B during clinical assignments. All students must have had the Hepatitis B series of vaccinations. The CDC recommends (and we require) serologic testing for all Allied Health Students, except Vet Tech students. Specifically, we require a quantitative Hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) to document immunity. If the test comes back with a protective concentration of less than 10 mIU/mL, student needs to be revaccinated with 3 doses (over 4-6 months). This is followed by another serologic test for immunity 1-2 months after the third dose.
  • Influenza MANDATORY:

All healthcare providers and students in these professions will receive annual vaccination against influenza. One dose of influenza vaccine annually, live inactivated injectable influenza vaccine IM or live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) intranasally (ONLY for non-pregnant, healthy HCP aged 49 or younger).

  • Meningococcal (Meningitis) Vaccine (MCV4):  MANDATORY: for all “new” students <22 years of age when the academic term begins.  Vaccine must be administered at least 10 days prior to the start of the semester.  All students must follow Blinn’s policy regarding the Bacterial Meningitis requirements.  Go to www.blinn.edu/immunization.html for all information.