Clayton State University
Master of Science in Nursing
School of Nursing
2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260-0285
(678) 466-4999 (fax)
Dr. Victoria Foster
Director, Master of Science in Nursing
Ms. Christy Hicks
Program Manager, Master of Science in Nursing
The School of Nursing requires laboratory testing and immunization in keeping with University System of Georgia policies and the requirements of host clinical agencies. Students in both tracks of the MSN program are subject to these policies. The immunization may be attained at the Nurse Managed Clinic or through a local health department or personal physician.
In order to be admitted to Clayton State University, students must have evidence of measles, mumps and rubella immunity. In addition, students in the MSN program are required to have evidence of chicken pox immunity, Hepatitis-B immunity or waiver and PPD or chest x-ray at the time the practicum experience commences.
Tuberculin skin testing is mandatory for all students enrolled in the MSN program on an annual basis during practicum participation. The School of Nursing assumes no responsibility for students who convert to positive PPD results after exposure in the clinical agency.
Hepatitis-B is a viral disease that causes systemic infection with primary liver involvement. There is no specific treatment available and the outcome from infection is variable. Five to ten percent of those infected with Hepatitis-B become carriers. Vaccination is recommended for health care workers whose jobs involve a potential for membrane or skin contact with blood or body fluids or tissue or a potential for spills or splashes on them.
All students in the MSN program are required to have proof of Hepatitis-B vaccination (at least the first injection of the three injection series), laboratory titer positive for the presence of HAB, or a Hepatitis-B Vaccine Declination form prior to participation in any practicum activity. This vaccination consists of three injections:
Religious exemptions may not be exercised for nursing students, however, students may request deferral of these immunizations for health related or pregnancy related reasons. If any of the following medical conditions are present, students should consult with a physician before beginning Hepatitis-B vaccination: