Post-Admission Requirements

New Student Orientation

Newly admitted applicants are expected to attend New Student Orientation, a day-long information seminar that will provide information and tips to enhance the ability to successfully complete the program. The date, time and location of New Student Orientation are sent in the admission letter. Attendance of New Student Orientation is mandatory.


Texas Administrative Code (TAC) requires all students in health related programs to be immunized prior to enrollment in classes where patient contact is a component.

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) - two doses required
  • Tdap - every ten years
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) - either (+) titer or 2 injections
  • Hepatitis B - a series of three doses required (takes six months to complete)
  • Hepatitis A - a series of two doses required (takes six months to complete)
  • Seasonal Flu - required annually when vaccine is available

Required Screenings

  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test - annually (if positive, a chest x-ray and the TB Questionnaire are required)

Health Insurance

Nursing Students are required to have health insurance throughout the program. TCC does not offer College-sponsored student health insurance.

The following companies offer student insurance but are not endorsed by TCC:

CPR Certification

You must have a current American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification. CPR courses are provided continually on Northeast Campus and most area hospitals. The TCC Nursing Department usually offers the course prior to the long semesters. Courses are also offered at various other local agencies.

Note: Certification must be approved only by the American Heart Association.

Criminal Background Check / Drug Screening

After being accepted to the program, but before classes begin, you must undergo and pass a criminal background check and urine drug screening at the student's expense. There are no exceptions. Admission is conditional until the results for these screenings are verified.



Nursing Program
Trinity River Campus East
245 East Belknap Street
Fort Worth TX 76102

Nursing Advising
TRHA 4008

Nursing Office
TRHN 3111A



Updated July 21, 2014


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