In order to be in compliance with state and college health and safety standards, students must meet a set of requirements.
New students must submit required health documentation within 30 days after registering for classes, or by the deadline specified by their program.
The college requires that students submit their health records according to the student's department or program policy. Please refer to your acceptance letter or program handbook for instructions.Students admitted to the Associate of Science in Nursing, Respiratory Care, or Radiation Therapy programs, and all students registered for a clinical course (including but not limited to Phlebotomy, EKG, IONM, and NDT) are required to submit to CastleBranch evidence of compliance with the immunization requirements specified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The College will send students an email invitation to CastleBranch once they are registered for classes.
If you have questions, contact the Health and Safety Records at email@example.com or (617) 322-2579.
- MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella): 2 doses minimum of 28 days apart, OR positive titers for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
- Varicella vaccine (Chicken Pox): 2 doses minimum of 4 weeks apart, OR a positive titer (history of Chicken Pox not accepted)
- Hepatitis B vaccine: Completion of 3 dose series OR a Hepatitis titer with positive result for surface antibody [anti-HBs]
- Tdap vaccine (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis): within the last 10-years then every 10-years
- COVID-19 Vaccine (required for students who are on-campus or at a clinical site): 2 doses for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or 1 dose for Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Please note some specific clinical sites may require a booster in addition to the initial vaccination. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, students entering a clinical course (e.g., NUR1000, NUR4335) must submit the following health documentation by August 1 (fall); December 1 (spring); April 1 (summer I/II):
- Annual Tuberculosis (PPD/Mantoux) skin test negative result OR, if student has tested positive for TB, a negative chest X-Ray within the last five years, then every five years AND the Annual Tuberculosis Symptom Review Form is required.
Flu Shot, each flu season, as soon as the vaccine becomes available (August/September), in accordance with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. Students may decline the Annual Flu Shot. This also must be done annually and in writing. Please be aware that some clinical sites may not admit a student who has not received a Flu Shot, while others will require a mask to be worn in patient care areas or other measures.
This is known as a CORI: Criminal Offender Record Information.
This requires an in-person check of a government issued ID. It may not be done via email or mailing. Present the authorization forms with a government issued photo ID (example: driver’s license, passport). The College will submit this background check without charge. Please submit directly and in-person to the Compliance Office, C129.
Out of state Neurodiagnostic Technology Students must use the Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDT) Student Criminal Offender Record Information Authorization Form and shall utilize a Notary Public to perform the in-person check of a government issued photo ID.
Massachusetts law requires that all students enrolled in nine or more credits, and taking classes on-campus, must have health insurance. Students meeting this criteria will automatically be enrolled and a charge will be assessed to their account. Opportunities to waive or enroll in insurance coverage will generally occur in the month prior to term beginning. Students need only waive once per academic year. Visit our Student Health Insurance page for more information and visit the Health and Safety Compliance section at my.laboure.edu for detailed coverage information.
Students must maintain CPR certification while enrolled at Labouré College of Healthcare. The only acceptable certification is American Heart Association Healthcare "BLS Provider".