Program Clinical Immunization and Testing Requirements

Once admitted (provisionally or fully) to a USU Nursing program you must complete an American Databank (ADB) account to accept terms for background check and drug screen, and upload the following documentation. Some of these requirements take time to complete. Please be proactive in completing the requirements below.

Urine Drug Screen (10 panel)

You must have a Chain of Custody (COC) form to submit your drug screen. The COC gives the lab completing your drug test permission to post results directly to your American Databank (ADB) account. For those students who do not have an e-screen drug screen option, ADB will mail you the Chain of Custody (COC) form and instructions on completing the drug screen. Logan and Tooele students: your COC form is electronic (e-screen). Drug screens must be completed within 30 days of activating your ADB Complio account. If not completed in 30 days, you will need to pay for the drug screen a second time.

Background Check

Your background check is initiated at the time of payment of your account to American Databank

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider

USU Nursing accepts only American Heart Association (AHA) BLS certification. Be cautious of sites that use wording such as, “using AHA guidelines” or similar, as these will not be accepted. If you have any questions, please contact the nursing department

TB Testing

  • Two 2-step tuberculin skin tests (aka PPD tests) at least 1 week apart, within 12 months of entering a USU nursing program, or
  • A negative Quantiferon Gold or T-Spot result, or
  • A negative chest x-ray. If your x-ray test result is positive, we require documentation of normal chest x-ray provided by your physician or health department

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

Documentation of two vaccinations at CDC recommended intervals or laboratory evidence showing immunity (titer)

Varicella (Chicken Pox)

Documentation of two vaccinations given at CDC recommended intervals, or laboratory evidence showing immunity (titer)

Hepatitis B reactive titer

(1) Accepted proof: documentation of three (3) vaccinations and a surface antibody titer proving immunity (result of “reactive”).
(2) Students who are currently in the process of receiving their vaccinations are allowed to begin their rotation.
(3) If the titer administered after the three (3) vaccinations does not prove immunity (result of “not reactive”), student must redo the series. Students will be considered “non-responders” after documentation of completing the vaccination series twice (total of 6 vaccinations) followed by a “not reactive” titer result.

NOTE:  A 2-dose series of Heplisav-B at 0 and 1 month may be substituted for the traditional 3-dose series at 0, 1, and 6 months.


Documentation of TDaP vaccination given less than 8 years from the time of entrance to a USU Nursing program

CNA Certification: For Logan BSN, in-person students only

Upload your current CNA certificate to your American Databank Complio account by August 1

Flu vaccination

By November 1, you must upload documentation of flu vaccination (either vaccination or nasal spray) for the current flu season. This requirement should be completed after fall semester entrance to the program, so that your vaccine matches viruses expected to be circulating during the current flu season.