Health Requirements: Students in Health-related Majors

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Students who are admitted to health-related programs which involve contact with patients are required to be immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus/diphtheria, hepatitis B, and varicella. Proof of these immunizations will be required at the time a student begins clinical coursework. Screening for tuberculosis is also required of these students.

Some clinical facilities with which the University affiliates require that students be tested for drugs and have a criminal background check done. When this is required by an agency, all students assigned to that agency will have this screening performed at their own expense. Failure to meet the screening standards may interfere with the student’s progression in the program.

Texas Woman’s University does not require HIV testing of its students; however, some agencies with which the University affiliates for clinical training may require such testing. Texas law requires that if a health care worker who is HIV positive performs exposure-prone procedures, the health care worker must notify a prospective patient of the health care worker’s seropositive status and receive the patient’s consent to perform the procedure.