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How to Apply: Nursing

Admission Health Requirements

During clinical rotations, you will perform activities that involved direct patient contact with the potential to be exposed to blood or bodily fluids.

Nursing applicants must submit documentation in compliance with Texas Administrative Code 25.1.97.B Immunization Requirements in Texas Elementary and Secondary Schools and Institutions of Higher Education.

The following health requirements must be compliant and submitted to CastleBranch by 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the admission period.

 

TITERS

 

VACCINATIONS

  Applicants must submit a valid laboratory report that indicates confirmation of their immunity or infection (TAC25 §97.65)   Applicants must show acceptable evidence of vaccination (TAC25 §97.64, 97.68)
Measles (Rubeola) Positive Measles IgG titer OR  Two doses of Measles vaccine
(administered since January 1, 1968)
Mumps Positive Mumps IgG titer OR  Two doses of Mumps vaccine
Rubella Positive Rubella IgG titer OR  One dose of Rubella vaccine
Varicella Positive Varicella IgG titer OR  Two doses of Varicella vaccine
Hepatitis B Positive Hepatitis B Anti-HBs  titer    

What is a surface antibody titer?

A surface antibody titer is a lab test conducted on a sample of your blood to determine if you have immunity to a specific disease. If your Hepatitis B titer is NOT positive, contact the TJC Nursing office at 903-510-2869 to receive further instructions. See an example of a compliant lab report.

CastleBranch Account Registration

All health requirement documents must be submitted electronically to CastleBranch. Create your CastleBranch account, purchase the “Applicant Tracker” package and upload your documents before you apply.

You don't need to wait for the admission period to purchase your health requirement tracker and start submitting your documents. Once you have purchased the TJC Nursing applicant package it is valid for all future admission periods, you do not need to repurchase it.

To create your account and purchase your tracker: 

  1. Go to: www.castlebranch.com
  2. On the top menu at the right, select 'Place Order'.
  3. Type in the package code: TY04im
  4. Select 'Submit'.
  5. Read and agree to the terms and conditions of use.
  6. Select 'Continue'.
  7. Complete the required fields and purchase your tracker.
  8. Upload your documents to your ‘to-do’ list for review.

Submitting documents to CastleBranch does not guarantee compliance with TJC Nursing admission health requirements. All documents must be approved by CastleBranch in accordance with TJC Nursing guidelines to be compliant. Rejected documents are not accepted.