Undergraduate nursing students will be required during their course to
undertake clinical/field education programs at hospitals and other health
agencies. They will deal with many people, some of whom may have a communicable
disease. This places students at risk of acquiring one of those diseases.
Also, a student who has a communicable disease places clients at risk.
Immunisation is one of the most effective public health measures for the
control of communicable diseases, protecting both the individual and the
For the protection of students and their clients, evidence of vaccination
status is required by certain health care agencies prior to attendance.
This must be in the form of either a signed Statutory Declaration or documentation
from a medical practitioner.
If vaccinations are incomplete, opportunities for clinical/field placement
will be limited and progress in the clinical practice program may be affected.
To reduce health risks and to facilitate progress in the clinical/field
education program the Faculty of Health Sciences strongly recommends that
have a tuberculin test. If the tuberculin test is negative, a vaccination
against tuberculosis is recommended;
be up-to-date in their vaccinations against:
are vaccinated against Hepatitis B.
health professionals, all students should take responsibility for their
own health and ensure that they do not place themselves or others at risk.
The Faculty of Health Sciences requests that students complete a Declaration
of Understanding Relating to Health Procedures form, available from the