Requirements for Admissions
- MMR immunization: New York State law requires students to be immunized against measles, mumps and rubella. The law applies to all students born on or after January 1, 1957. Applicants must show proof of immunity. Proof of immunity consists of documentation of either two doses of live measles vaccine and one dose each of live mumps and live rubella, or documentation of a combined MMR vaccine, or a blood test showing immunity. Note: An honorable discharge from the armed services within 10 years of the application date qualifies as proof of immunization requirements, pending receipt of records from the armed services.
- Meningococcal Meningitis immunization: New York State Public Health Law 2167 requires that all colleges maintain for each student either a record of meningococcal meningitis immunization within the last ten years or an acknowl-edgement of meningococcal disease risks and refusal of immunization signed by the student.
- Hepatitis B Vaccination: Nursing, Clinical and Administrative Medical Assisting and Surgical Technologist students are expected to:
- have completed hepatitis B vaccinations before starting any course with exposure to blood-borne pathogens, OR
- provide a copy of hepatitis B blood titres OR
- complete and sign a refusal of further immunization statement.
Requirements for Externships,Clinical Placements and Employment
Healthcare employers may restrict access to externships, clinical placements and graduate employment based on the health status of the student or graduate. Applicants are required to sign an acknowledgment to this effect prior to enrollment.
There are a number of requirements that are common for externships and clinical placements in hospitals (Nursing, Surgical Technologist, Clinical Administrative and Medical Assistant, Massage Therapy). These requirements should be completed well in advance of the term in which the clinical portion of the curriculum begins and typically include:
- Medical clearance form from a physician.
- PPD screening and chest x-ray, if needed.
- Tdap (Tetanus) booster.
- Urine toxicology screening.
In addition, the College cannot guarantee that externship and clinical sites will be convenient for all students in terms of time and location. While every effort will be made to find sites that are convenient, students are expected to take any site within a 60-mile radius of the school, provided the student can get there within a 90-minute commute at a reasonable expense.