RN to BS and Graduate Nursing Program Students
RN to BS and Graduate Nursing Program (including online) students must comply with the New York State Public Health Law immunizations requirements. You may obtain the immunizations form and information to assist you in fulfilling your obligation by clicking “RN to BS and Graduate Nursing Program Students”.
For college attendance, New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires all colleges/seminary students born after 1956, taking six credit hours or more, provide evidence of protection against measles (rubeola), mumps, and (German measles) rubella. Students born prior to 1957 is exempt only from the measles, mumps, and rubella requirement, however, vaccination documentation or declination statement for meningococcal is required.
New York State Public Health Law 2167 requires all colleges/seminary students, REGARDLESS OF AGE, to provide either proof of meningococcal vaccine (dated within 5 years) or a signed (by the student) declination statement (located in the midsection of the immunization form). An information sheet regarding risk factors of meningococcal meningitis disease is attached to the form. A previous college waiver form is not acceptable.
All nursing students must complete the immunization requirement for college attendance and prerequisite for the clinical, practicum, and internship experiences. Vaccination records from your childhood school, previous college or physician is often the best source. Also, military and employment records are satisfactory. However, these records may not satisfy all requirements, so it is imperative not to delay in completing the requirements.
Most adult students do not have copies of their childhood immunizations or unable to recover them because of lost or destroyed records. The following page provides information and example to fulfill the immunization mandate. In the event, you may not have all the immunizations and need to use the attached options to satisfy the request; it is highly recommended to take care of it immediately to prevent any inconveniences and avoid future disturbances.
Immunization documents must be on file at the Health Center before the start of the first class. All New York State educational institutions are required to exclude non-compliant students from all the college's premises on a designated date. Violations of NYS PHL 2165 and 2167 may result in the imposition of a penalty of up to $2,000 per student.
To expedite the process and maintain confidentiality, please submit your documents directly to the Health Center via mail, or (secured) fax to (585) 594-6920. If documents are submitted to another department, posting to your account may be delayed up to a week or more.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Health Center at (585) 594-6360.