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Next Steps

New Student Nursing Orientation
If you are selected and accept a position in nursing program, you will be required to attend the mandatory orientation. Specific information regarding this orientation will be sent by TCC student email after your acceptance into the program.

The protection of vulnerable populations is paramount in nursing. Students should be aware they will need to meet all minimum requirements of clinical agencies including health clearance procedures. Requirements will be sent by email and explained at the new student nursing orientation.

The following is a summary of what will also be necessary.

  • Transportation & Child Care
    It is the student's responsibility to arrange for dependable transportation to and from the school and clinical sites and have reliable child/dependent care available as needed.
  • Background Check
    Certain conviction history will exclude persons from health care employment. If you have any prior convictions, even if you believe they may be sealed, please contact the Program Secretary.

Additional Requirements

  • Several online health and safety courses
  • CPR card
    Only the American Heart Association "Healthcare Provider" or "Basic Life Support (BLS) for Professional Rescuer" will be accepted. Online courses are not acceptable. Your name must appear on this card.
  • Health Insurance
    Proof of coverage with coverage period. If the name on the card does not match yours (the student) proof of coverage from the provider is required.
  • HIV/AIDS training
    Certificate of completion showing seven hours of training.
  • Vehicle Insurance
    Proof of coverage with coverage period. If you don't own a vehicle or own a vehicle but don't drive, you will need to submit a written statement signed and dated by you.
  • Drug Screening
    Various healthcare facilities will require drug screening prior to student's clinical assignments. These results are strictly confidential between student and facility. The screening is not required by TCC.

Proof of Immunizations

  • Hepatitis B Series
    Proof of immunity by vaccination (3 doses) and submitting a titer is acceptable. If titer is negative you should talk to your doctor about getting a booster or repeating the series (30-60 days after completion you will repeat the titer). If negative a second time, you are considered a non-responder. Student will be allowed in clinical during repeat series by uploading a Hep B waiver.
  • Influenza
    Proof of immunity by vaccination OR signed waiver. This vaccination must be current (based upon current flu season requirements). You will need to follow additional clinical requirements (i.e. masking, etc.) if you choose not to be vaccinated.
  • MMR (Measles (rubeolla), Mumps, Rubella)
    Proof of immunity by vaccination (2 doses) or titer.
  • PPD (TB)
    We require the 2-step PPD. If the first PPD test is negative then you will need to obtain a second PPD within 1-3 weeks. Yearly annuals are required after your 2-step PPD. If you have a history of positive TB results, you must provide proof of chest x-ray and submit negative symptom check every 12 months. If you have no proof of a positive TB test, you will need to retest with the 2-step TB test. If you have a history of BCG vaccination you must have a Quantiferon test. If negative, okay. If positive, chest x-ray will be required.
  • Tetanus/Pertussis (Tdap)
    If immunized after 06/10/07. Vaccination must be within 10 years.
    Will not accept Td.
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    Proof of immunity by vaccination or titer.
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