Acceptance to the Program is contingent upon submission of complete and verifiable documentation demonstrating compliance with the immunization requirements. Specifically:
Health Clearance & Immunization Form
In accordance with the regulatory requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, the candidate for admission (the applicant) must provide satisfactory evidence of compliance with the immunization requirements specified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) (ref: 244 CMR 6.04(3)(a)1). These requirements are available at: www.umass.edu/nursing/sites/default/files/files/MA%20Immunization%20guidelines%202018.pdf .
The DPH immunization requirements may change during the period of time between acceptance to the Program (Fall 2019/Spring 2020) and start of classes in August 2020. Should that occur, students will be notified. In the event the prospective student fails to meet any additional requirements as stipulated by DPH prior to the start of classes their acceptance may be withdrawn.
Certain clinical agencies have immunization requirements that exceed those of the MA Department of Public Health and as a result the Program cannot make any exceptions. Failure to provide all required documentation may exclude the PN student from clinical practice and participation in the Program.
All PN students are required to have health insurance while enrolled in the Program. Students are responsible for any costs associated with required health clearance and immunizations.