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1. Health Requirements – Public Health

The department’s health requirements conform to College, Affiliate Agency, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, New Jersey Board of Nursing regulations, and current recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for health care workers. Health requirements for students are subject to change as new recommendations or federal/state regulations emerge. Affiliate agencies may require additional health protective testing. Department communications and course leaders will inform students of new requirements.

a) Hepatitis B Vaccination Series Completed Hepatitis B immunization series (three immunizations or laboratory proof of immunity).
b) MMR Two (2) MMR (mumps, measles and rubella) immunizations or laboratory proof of immunity for measles (rubeola), mumps and German measles (rubella).
c) Varicella Students must submit documentation of two doses of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccination or documentation of laboratory proof of immunity. Documented history of chickenpox disease is NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE.
d) Tetanus and Pertussis Immunization Proof of Pertussis containing Tetanus booster (Tdap) received after April 2006.