Pre-Licensure Nursing Immunization Requirements

Page RevisionFebruary 2021- Make sure to use the most recent information available when applying to the BSN Program.

BSN Program Immunization Requirements

PowerPoint

The Immunization Presentation has very useful information. Please take the time to review it. Click or tap here to download.

Requirement Checklist

Click or tap here to download the Pre-Licensure BSN Checklist.

Submitting my Documentation

Documentation should be submitted upon acceptance into the upper division Nursing Program. Instructions will be provided in the acceptance email.

Immunization Requirements

Hepatitis B

Documentation of 3 Hep B immunizations AND Surface Anitbody titer (Anit-HBs, HBsAB) lab report showing immunity

OR

Surface Anitbody titer (Anit-HBs, HBsAB) lab report showing immunity

OR

Documentation of2 full series of immunizations followed by 1 Surface Anitbody titer showing not immune status PLUS Hepatitis B Non-Responder Form

Hepatitis A

2 doses of Hepatitis A

OR

Antibody titer lab report showing immunity

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

2 doses of MMR

OR

Quantitiave lab report showing immunity to each of the 3 diseases

Varicella

2 doses of varicella vaccination

OR

Quantitiave lab report showing immunity

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)

1 dose of Tdap within the past 10 years

Influenza (Flu) *

Annual flu vaccination provided in Fall/Winter each year

Tuberculosis Testing *

2 Step PPD (2 PPDs taken 1-3 weeks apart)

OR

Proof of annual PPD (2 PPDs within 12 months)

OR

Quantiferon or T-Spot blood test

COVID-19 Vaccine

Not required at this time

* Required annually

Acceptable Documentation

Acceptable documentation of immunizations includes ONE of the following:

  • A completed immunization form that is signed by your health care provider.
  • Documentation of vaccines administered that includes the signature or stamp of the physician or his/her designee, or public health personnel.
  • An official immunization record generated from a state or local health authority, such as a county health department.

Please Note:

  • You must submit a copy of the laboratory report on all titers.
  • All titers must be a minimum of 28 days after a dose of the vaccine.
  • Your uploaded documentation must be legible.
  • We recommend that students keep a personal copy of their immunizations and titers for future needs.
  • Healthcare Providers may not be aware of the requirements for student nurses. Approval can be secured by sending your documents for review to BSNImmunizations@uta.edu. In your email please include your student ID number and when you are planning to start the program.
  • Students working in healthcare should note that requirements for employees often differ from requirements for student nurses.
  • Regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following:
  • TB blood and skin tests should be delayed for four weeks after the second mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. However, these tests may be performed at any time before the first COVID-19 vaccine is administered.
  • No other vaccines should be administered for two weeks before or after either dose of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series.

All immunizations must be good for the entire semester. This means that your TB and/or Tdap may not expire before May for a Spring semester, December for a Fall semester or August for a Summer semester.

Specific information about each vaccination can be found in the FAQs document here.

Contact Us

Program Coordinators – BSNImmunizations@uta.edu

In your email please include your student ID number and when you are planning to start the program.