A physical examination must be completed prior to the beginning of classes. Enrollment will be contingent upon passing the examination and the sensitive drug screen. The hospital will provide the student candidate with health history and physical examination forms to be completed; however, it is the candidate’s responsibility to have them completed and signed by his or her family physician. The completed form is then returned to the Occupational Health department, located next to the Emergency Department.
Students must also remain current on all of the appropriate immunizations for health care workers. Incoming students must be able to document immunization or immunity to Rubeola, Rubella, Tetanus, Varicella Zoster, and Hepatitis B. In addition, all students must show evidence they have had a tuberculosis screening (PPD) within the past year.
All incoming students will submit to a drug-screening test administered by the hospital. The sensitive urine drug profile must be successfully completed prior to enrollment. This test is done at student expense for approximately $40.