Clearance Requirements for Entrance into Clinical
Prior to beginning 300 level nursing courses, all students are required
to complete clearances. These clearances are mandated by the clinical agencies.
There is no opportunity to waive or delay the attainment
of these clearances. Students who are non-compliant are not permitted to
progress into 300 level nursing courses. Deadlines for clearances are
July 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester. In order
to complete clearances, all students must enroll in the American Data Bank
immunization tracking service and pay a yearly fee to maintain their records
on this site. All documents are submitted to American Data Bank. No records
are submitted to the program chair or faculty. Requirements include a clear
FBI and state background check, a clear child abuse background check, a
current American Heart Association CPR BCLS for Healthcare providers certification,
personal health insurance, physical exam, titers showing immunity to communicable
diseases (please see student handbook for clarification), two step PPD, yearly
flu vaccine, Hepatitis B (3 shot) series and titer, as well as other clearances
outlined in the handbook.
Students can obtain forms to take to their physician on the American Data Bank site created for Holy Family, http://www.holyfamilysafety.com/ . Students should first read the requirements in the handbook, then go to the site to start the procedure. For help in the process, students can contact American Data Bank at 1-800 -200-0853.