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School of Nursing Immunization and Health Requirements

Nursing Clearances 

The Student Health Service reviews all required documentation necessary for students entering the CSUB Nursing Programs. Each student must provide the SHS with medical records for each requirement listed in the current "Health Requirements for Nursing" which applies to their program (undergraduate or graduate). All of these tests, examinations and immunizations may be obtained at the SHS at a reasonable cost. If you choose to go to another medical provider bring all of your documentation into the SHS. The deadline for completion of the health clearance is determined by the Nursing Department.

If you are a new nursing student review the list of health requirements, gather your documentation of vaccinations, physical exam and any lab you have already done and make an appointment with a SHS nurse to review your documents and make a plan to complete the remaining requirements. Once all of the documentation is in your record at the SHS you will be issued a "Health Clearance" to take to Nursing.

The following requirements are provided for your convenience. Refer to your student handbook or the Nursing Department for the latest and official version. Listed below: 1) Undergraduate Requirements, 2) Graduate Requirements, and 3) SHS Fee Schedule.



The following health requirements apply to all newly admitted undergraduate and transfer students to the nursing program.

The Student Health Service (SHS) will complete a Health Clearance Form after the following have been verified and placed on file.

1. Completed Health History Form.

2. Physical examination within the last year.

3. Lab requirements: CBC, UA.

4. Tuberculin Skin Test.

For RN to BSN students, you are only required to have one TB skin test for the nursing clearance.

Two-step testing will be required of all students entering the Nursing Program.  That is, two TB skin tests separated by 1 to 3 weeks will be needed.  Testing must be done after June 1st if entering in Fall or after January 1st if entering in Spring.  Verification must include date, reading at 48-72 hours, and the name of the agency providing the service. Skin test should not be repeated if the previous test was positive. 

Those students with positive results will be evaluated by the Student Health Services.  A chest x-ray will be required for those students who have a positive skin test for the first time. The chest x-ray will be repeated again the second year prior to Fall Quarter. Verification of x-ray must include patient name, date, radiologist's reading, and name of the agency providing the service.

5.  Required Immunizations:

Written verification must be in English and include the patient name, date given and provider signature.

Hepatitis B Vaccine Series. The series consists of three injections given over a period of 6 months. The Hepatitis B Surface Antibody (HBsAB) test will be drawn 1 month after the last injection.

Rubeola/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) vaccination must have been given after 1968 and after 15 months of age. Rubeola, rubella and mumps titers, showing immunity to each disease, are acceptable in place of vaccinations. Two doses of measles vaccine given before entry into college are recommended for those born after 1956.

Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccination. Students must have a varicella titer showing immunity to Chickenpox.  If immunity is not shown, the student will be required to have the Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccination given in 2 doses one month apart.  This vaccination is given through the Public Health Department not Student Health Services.

Highly Recommended Vaccinations:

Tetanus, Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine (TDAP) every 10 years.
Influenza Vaccine - given yearly in October/November well ahead of the flu season.
Hepatitis A Vaccine - two injections given 6 months apart. Meningitis Vaccine - one vaccination recommended.

6. Latex Allergy

Students will be asked whether they have a known allergy to latex.

7.  Non-NIDA Drug Testing. 

Drug testing will be done at the student's expense at an off campus site contracting with the SHS.  Referral forms are to be picked up the day prior or the day of testing at the SHS.  Non-NIDA screening will be done one time for each entering student at the beginning of the academic year.  Results from the laboratory will be sent directly to the CSUB SHS and reported to the Chair of the Nursing Department.  Results will not be noted on the health clearance form.

8. Worker's Compensation Form: 

All nursing students must complete a "Health Questionnaire" to be eligible for Worker's Compensation while in a clinical setting.  Turn the original questionnaire into the SHS, a copy is maintained in your medical record and the original is sent to CSUB Human Resources.

2013-2014 FEE SCHEDULE (as of 5/14)



Physical examination (includes UA)




Tuberculin Skin Test

$ 20.00

Diphtheria/Tetanus (dT) Vaccination 


Rubeola/Mumps/Rubella Vaccination (MMR)


Rubella titer


Rubeola titer


Mumps titer


Hepatitis A Vaccination (per injection)


Hepatitis B Vaccination (per injection)


Hepatitis B Surface Antibody test (HBsAB)


Influenza Vaccination (October/November) 


Meningitis Vaccination


Varicella Vaccination (per injection)


Varicella titer 


Chest X-ray


Non-NIDA Drug Test (done at National Toxicology Lab in Bakersfield)


*These lab tests are sent off campus for processing. Prices may vary. There is a draw fee of $10.00 per visit for processing of off-campus blood draws. Cash payment is expected at the time of service.
tX-ray charge includes a $15 radiologist reading done off campus.
+Because of cost and/or storage requirements varicella and meningitis vaccines are ordered on an individual basis.

Note: Prices are up-to-date as of May 2014. However, charges may vary from these amounts at the time of service.