Positive IgG titers are required for measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella. IgM titers do not fulfill this requirement. A positive Hepatitis B surface antibody (HepBsAb or antiHepB) is required for Hepatitis B.
Titers are acceptable from any time in the past. The titers must be actual lab reports.
Negative titers usually require revaccination. Refer to email@example.com or the FAQ page.
All students must have current CPR certification. Certifications MUST be AHA approved at the level of professional or healthcare worker rescuer, which includes the use of the AED, one and two man rescues for all ages, and the use of external ventilation devices. Classes that meet the CPR requirement include:
American Heart Association(AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider or Advanced Cardiac Life Support or Pediatric Advanced Life Support. American Heart Association instructor status only satisfies the requirement if the instructor status is for BLS or ACLS Healthcare provider. Certification expires two years from the date of issue and must be renewed prior to the expiration date.
Basic CPR classes offered to non-medical individuals are NOT acceptable. Classes that do not meet the requirement include: American Red Cross- all levels and American Heart Association- Heartsaver, Heartsaver CPR, Heartsaver AED, Friends and Family CPR, Heartsaver First Aid.
Below are the preferred CPR trainers for UIC students in Chicago. Certification can be obtained elsewhere as long as the training meets the requirements above. Proof of CPR certification (both sides of the card) should be mailed in or uploaded with your immunization requirements.
On-site Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers will be offered for Chicago BSN and Chicago GEP students by AED & CPR Training and Consulting around the time of orientation (details will be sent directly to you with orientation information). You may register for the class held at UIC or any of the classes listed on the calendar in the link below. The discounted course cost is approximately $35 at the College of Nursing. For classes held at The Affinity Institute for Innovative Living located at 636 Church St. Suite 301, Evanston, IL 60201 call to register for the discounted rate at: (773) 525-7430.
Alternately, you can attend a Healthcare Provider CPR/BLS class at CPR Associates. Classes are offered Monday through Saturday. The course cost is $30 and textbooks are $15. CPR Associates is located at 2616 W. Peterson Street, Chicago, IL 60659. (773) 973-6933.
Please read and sign the Consent to Release Education Records (aka) FERPA form giving the CON permission to share your compliance information with clinical sites or agencies as necessary for the purpose of attesting to your clinical compliance readiness.
HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Students in the BSN and GEP programs will receive HIPAA training at orientation. All other students must provide documentation of HIPAA training. This can be acquired through your place of employment and documented via certificate, employee record or a letter from an employer.
Graduate students must submit a current license.In some cases, a license is also required for the state of the clinical practica if this is different than the student’s license. Students will be notified in this event. The license needs to be uploaded into Immunization Tracker with every renewal. Remember to maintain your CEU’s needed for renewal.
Extenuating circumstances, such as an unexpected health or family crisis, may arise and create a situation in which the student needs more time to complete a requirement. The process to request a waiver is explained on the waiver form. Please give complete information so that a reasonable decision can be made related to the request. Only significant reasons will be considered. The waiver is not to be used in cases of procrastination.
Medical exemptions are to be noted on the College of Nursing Compliance Form and with documentation from the healthcare provider. This should be uploaded onto the corresponding requirement in your Immunization Tracker.
A 10-panel urine drug screen is required upon admission for students. It may also be required again according to clinical site requirements. Students will be informed of that event as indicated. Students must upload the results(not just the receipt) into their immunization tracker account.
There are two sources for getting the drug screen done. Only these two sources are acceptable. Drug screens from other sources, such as employment are not acceptable. Drug screening costs approximately $45.
Source 1: For students who are close to the UIC Chicago Campus
The urine drug screen may be completed through University Health Service (map) at 835 S. Wolcott, on the UIC Medical Campus. Both the test and the results are obtained from UHS. Results are not mailed out in any form to students. Results are often ready within 72 hours, at which point students will be notified to come in and pick up their results from University Health Service.
Source 2: For students who are far from the UIC Chicago campus
The urine drug screen can be done in your community by ordering the drug screen from Certified Background. Students must use the package code in the Certified Background Package Code table below. Students will be notified by email of the procedure to follow for obtaining a drug screen through Lab Corp or Quest in your community. Students MUST FOLLOW THESE directions carefully.
Students are required to have a background check prior to the start of classes (see table above). New international students are an exception. See explanation below.
The College of Nursing has a contract with Certified Background Corporation. The background check must be done through this company and is completed online. Once completed, the background check results are made available to both the student and to the Deans of the College of Nursing. Students should check their report for accuracy. The background check is required once. The cost for the check is approximately $52. Background checks from other agencies will not be accepted.
See below the Certified Background Package Code table for ordering information. Save your Background Check Request Confirmation.
After ordering your background check, use your Background Check Request Confirmation document to submit to Immunization Tracker. Do not submit your actual background check results. Actual background check results will be rejected on your Immunization Tracker.
International students who are new to US are not required to have a background check for the first year. New international students must submit a signed New International Student Background Check One Year Extension Request Form (see Forms table).
The completed College of Nursing Compliance Form and all supporting documents are stored in an online program called Immunization Tracker. It is also managed by Certified Background but created by Magnus Health Portal. Students must purchase and register for their personal Immunization tracker account at www.CertifiedBackground.com. See table below for the correct package code. Note IM in lowercase is “im”. Use uppercase only however when ordering.
Certified Background Package Codes
Step 1 Setting up your Immunization Tracker account instructions
Step 2 Attaching Records into your Immunization Tracker account
After setting up your tracker account, the student submits the compliance documents to the requirements in the tracker account. Documents can be uploaded via Self-service uploading method via computer or with assistance from Magnus Health. Both methods require online actions.
Fax: Number is indicated on your personalized coversheet.
E-mail: (If you can do this, you can do the Self-service uploading method via computer. See Method A)
Finally, students with incomplete documentation will receive weekly e-mails from Magnus Health until they are compliant. If one of your documents expire, please upload the old and new documents so there is a visible history of your compliance throughout the program.
More detailed information about titers, immunizations, TB testing etc is available at:
If your questions are not addressed on this document please contact our Clinical Compliance office at firstname.lastname@example.org