1. Offices & Services
  2. Office of Health and Safety
  3. Health Requirements Listed by Program
  • All Undergraduate Nursing
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Radiology Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Medical Laboratory Program
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy

(There will be no exceptions or waivers except as noted. Also, the student health requirements provided in your clinical packet will have the most current information and supersedes this list.)

  • Dietetic Program
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Phlebotomy

(There will be no exceptions or waivers except as noted. Also, the student health requirements provided in your clinical packet will have the most current information and supersedes this list.)

  • Measles Titer Results- positive Measles antibody IgG titer.
  • Rubella Titer Results- positive Rubella IgG antibody titer.
  • Mumps Titer Results– positive Mumps antibody IgG, EIA Serum Titer
  • Meningitis Vaccine or waiver - One (1) dose of Menomune® (MPSV4) or Menactra (MCV4) preferably at entrance into college. May not be waived by PA and Clinical Lab Students
  • Tetanus-diphtheria - (a.k.a. Td, DT, DTP, DTaP, Tdap)

-Must be within last 10 years and take you through the entire semester for compliancy.
-If you cannot show proof of vaccination, you must get another Td vaccine.

  • Hepatitis B — series of (3) vaccines or positive HBV Surface Antibody Quantitative Titer
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) Titer Results –positive Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody IgG titer as interpreted by lab.
  • Tuberculosis (TB Skin Test) – Must be completed within 6 weeks of clinical assignment. The TB test is required to be done annually and it must take you through the entire semester for compliance.

***If test is positive with 10mm induration or (5mm induration with exposure to person with active TB)-you must be referred to the local Parish Health Unit for chest x-ray and follow up where they will issue medication. You must bring us written proof from the health unit that you are following TB protocol. A TB screen will be required annually (contact Health & Safety Office for more details).

  • Influenza- Documentation of current flu vaccine
  • Physical Exam — All clinical students are required to have physicals done upon entering the program. Your program will issue a health packet containing all necessary forms and those must be completed by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant.
  • Drug Screen -to be completed within one week of clinical assignment by Total Occupational Medicine Clinic (Baton Rouge) or Expert Drug Testing (New Orleans). Instructions will be provided in Health Packet.

** Other program requirements may be found in the University Catalog and Student Handbook. More details about all health and safety requirements will be provided in the clinical health packet provided at your clinical orientation.

  • Measles or (Rubeola) — (2) doses of Measles vaccine or positive Measles antibody IgG titer.
  • Rubella – (1) dose of Rubella vaccine or positive Rubella IgG antibody titer.
  • Mumps – (1) dose of Mumps vaccine or positive Mumps antibody IgG, EIA Serum Titer
  • Meningitis Vaccine or waiver - One (1) dose of Menomune® (MPSV4) or Menactra (MCV4) preferably at entrance into college. May not be waived by PA and Clinical Lab Students
  • Tetanus-diphtheria - (a.k.a. Td, DT, DTP, DTaP, Tdap)

- Must be within last 10 years and take you through the entire semester for compliancy.

-If you cannot show proof of vaccination, you must get another Td vaccine.

  • Hepatitis B — series of (3) vaccines or positive HBV Surface Antibody Quantitative Titer
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) – (2) doses of Varicella vaccine or positive Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody IgG titer as interpreted by lab.
  • Tuberculosis (TB Skin Test) –The TB test is required to be done annually and it must take you through the entire semester for compliance.

***If test is positive with 10mm induration or (5mm induration with exposure to person with active TB)-you must be referred to the local Parish Health Unit for chest x-ray and follow up where they will issue medication. You must bring us written proof from the health unit that you are following TB protocol. A TB screen will be required annually (contact Health & Safety Office for more details).

  • Influenza- Documentation of current flu vaccine
  • Physical Exam — All clinical students are required to have physicals done upon entering the program. Your program will issue a health packet containing all necessary forms and those must be completed by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant.
  • Drug Screen-to be completed within one week of clinical assignment by Total Occupational Medicine Clinic. Instructions will be provided in Health Packet.

** Other program requirements may be found in the University Catalog and Student Handbook. More details about all health and safety requirements will be provided in the clinical health packet provided at your clinical orientation.