Nursing Student Health Requirements

To protect the health of all TMCC community members and the patients you serve, TMCC and our clinical partners require students to fulfill certain health requirements. The Maxine S. Jacobs Nursing Program students are expected to submit their health requirement records to the Nursing Program as directed.

Immunizations are an important part of your nursing school attendance and they are required by the nursing program and clinical facilities you will be attending. Immunizations must be current at all times. A delinquent immunization may affect your clinical attendance. Personal record-keeping of your documents and dates will help you remember when an immunization needs to be updated before the expiration date.

If you would like additional information on any of the below-required immunizations, please reference the Centers for Disease Control website.

Immunization Requirements

Hepatitis B

Required. Submit an initial titer for Hepatitis B. If immune, the requirement is met. If not immune, the student must proceed to a new series of vaccinations. The second immunization must be completed before the deadline or admission will be declined. The remaining immunization and titer must be completed as scheduled.

  1. First immunization
  2. Second immunization – 1 month after the first immunization
  3. Third immunization – 5 months after the second immunization
  4. Titer – 1 month after the third immunization to confirm immunity

If the second titer does not confirm immunity, you are considered a “non-responder” and you have met the requirement. If you are a non-responder you must provide documentation from your healthcare provider.

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

Required evidence. Submit a titer evidencing immunity, OR submit evidence of appropriate vaccinations (2 doses of live MMR vaccine 4 weeks apart).

Varicella (chicken pox)

Required evidence. Submit a titer evidencing immunity, OR submit evidence of appropriate vaccinations (2 doses of vaccine 4 weeks apart).