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Harper College Health Careers Program Clinical Health Requirements

Many of Harper College Health Careers programs partner with healthcare facilities to provide off-campus clinical experiences for its students. These facilities prescribe various health requirements for all students who are placed at their clinical sites. Health Careers students who intend to participate in the off-campus clinical component of the program must submit documentation reflecting their compliance with clinical health requirements established by their program of study prior to the deadline.

These requirements may include:

Proof of health insurance
CPR certification
Proof of absence of TB
Hepatitis B vaccination
MMR vaccination
Tdap vaccination
Varicella vaccination
Annual flu vaccination
COVID vaccination 
OSHA compliance for prevention of transmission of blood borne pathogens and TB and general HIPAA training.

*Some programs may have additional compliance items such as physical exam, urine drug screen, a criminal background check or other requirements.

Unless the clinical site has indicated, in writing to the program, a change or update to their health requirements, all of the above health requirements must be met before a student may participate in a clinical rotation.

A student who fails to timely submit documentation reflecting compliance with the offcampus clinical health requirements listed above may be unable to participate in the required clinical component of their program in a timely manner, and their graduation may be delayed. Harper College cannot guarantee off-campus clinical placements for students who fail to satisfy all clinical requirements.

Inquiries regarding the Health Careers Program clinical health requirements may be directed to Jennifer Smith, Director of Nursing at jsmith5@harpercollege.edu

Last Updated: 7/1/24