Clinical Requirements of (Nursing and Allied) Health Programs

Before assignment to a clinical or cooperative study, the student must be compliant through an online tracking system, before the start of the Nursing & Allied Health Program of the following:

  • Proof of required immunizations:
    • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR): Proof of Immunizations - 2 doses or serology report proving immunity.
    • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap): Proof of “booster” dose administered within the last 10 years.
    • Hepatitis B Virus Vaccines: Proof of immunizations (complete series) - three vaccine series or serology report proving immunity.
    • Varicella (Chickenpox): Proof of immunizations - 2 doses or serology report proving immunity.
    • Meningitis (state requirement for students under the age of 22) - one dose within the last five years.
    • Current T.B. test with Negative (-) results - must be within the last three months for any NAH Clinical/Practicum course (expires annually); if positive, chest X-ray required every 2 years.
    • Influenza (required from August-April)
    • Clinical may require actual documentation of COVID-19 vaccination status or exemption. 
  • Proof of Health/Medical Insurance and Student Accidental Insurance (available through STC)
  • Current CPR certification (Healthcare Provider or BLS Provider) from the American Heart Association
  • Technical Performance Standards-signed statement of ability to perform technical standards for nursing or allied program of study.
  • Current Malpractice Insurance of at least $1 million available through STC (included with tuition)
  • Criminal background check clearance through approved agencies
  • Drug and alcohol screening - 10-panel Drug & Alcohol (results must be negative)
  • Completion of Student Clinical/Practicum/Hospital Orientation (via Blackboard)
  • Valid I.D. (Current Texas Driver's License, Texas I.D., U.S. Passport with photo and signature)
  • Social Security Card 1 (for verification purposes)

Social security card is required for the Patient Care program.