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Doctoral Paper

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Committee Chair

Robertson, Sara

Committee Member

Corniel, Brittney

Author's Keywords

Guide; Algorithm; Hepatitis B vaccination; Tuberculosis testing


This project developed a guide and algorithm for hepatitis B vaccination and tuberculosis (TB) testing requirements for nursing students at the University of Louisville [UofL] School of Nursing [SON] before clinical placement. Clarifying the requirements for hepatitis B vaccination, testing, and tuberculosis testing was paramount for clinical compliance because the current policy was determined to be ambiguous. The literature review revealed discrepancies with policies for hepatitis B and TB among countries and with individual institutions confirming the need for aligning with evidence-based vaccination guidelines. Based on these findings, an evidence-based guide and algorithm were created. Feedback from the clinical compliance team revealed that the guide is relevant and will streamline the process of clinical compliance.

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