Policy Statement on Student Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

The university recognizes that some students may accidentally be exposed to another person’s blood/body fluids (including airborne droplets) through various activities in their course work, clinical practicums or other university–related activities. All health science students are required to be trained according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard. This training will be available either on campus by a faculty member or at the student’s clinical facility. Students also may be required to obtain a hepatitis B vaccine prior to beginning any clinical work. For specific instructions, please refer to the Student Exposure Control Policy for Bloodborne Pathogens available at the Office of the Dean of Health Sciences or Office of the Dean of the School of Nursing and Student Health Services.