TB (Tuberculosis) Testing Requirements
A two-step TB test is required to attend clinical and is a state requirement for the PNN-100 Nursing Assistant course.
Clinical time missed due to this requirement cannot be made up, therefore you would need to drop the course to avoid a failing grade. Refunds will not be authorized for incomplete paperwork that causes you to fail or drop the course.
Please print the TB (Tuberculosis) Testing Requirement form [pdf] to be completed by your healthcare provider. You are required to use the Hawkeye Community College 2-step TB form.
An initial 2-Step TB test is required for all students prior to clinical participation, unless a physician states otherwise. The 2-Step test consists of two separate TB tests 1–3 weeks apart and read within 48–72 hours after each test.
A 2-Step TB test is valid for for 5 years, but you must have a current 1-step.
If you are unable to receive a TB test, or your TB test result is + (positive) or you've tested positive in the past, then a QuantiFERON- TB Gold blood test and/or chest X-ray will be required. This test is valid for one calendar year.
Please have the physician document the need for additional exams/tests on the TB (Tuberculosis) Testing Requirement form [pdf] with a date, time, and location.
Hawkeye Community College does not pay for these tests.
Before the First Day of Clinical
Your instructor must have your completed TB (Tuberculosis) Testing Requirement form [pdf] before the first scheduled clinical day along with a copy of your negative test results.
If you were not able to have a 2-step TB test, you will also need to submit documentation of a negative chest x-ray or negative QuantiFERON- TB Gold test to be verified by your course instructor in order to attend class.
If you are being treated for TB, you must have your physician write you a note clearing you to attend clinical.