Student Health Requirements
Incoming & Current Students

Important Notice!

Students admitted beginning Spring 2024; please use Exxat Approve for all your health requirements.

All students admitted before Spring 2024, please continue to use CastleBranch for all your health requirements.


The University of Florida College of Nursing has partnered with Exxat Approve, a background check and compliance management company, to provide a secure account for time-sensitive school immunization requirements. All students entering UF College of Nursing are required to obtain a new Exxat Approve account. This profile must be maintained throughout enrollment, following the immunization requirements set by the College of Nursing Student Health Policy and clinical faculties.

Helpful Tip- Exxat Approve will send notifications to your UF email regarding any rejected submissions and reminders for immunizations and training that are soon to expire.


Level 2- Background Clearance

Background check, Fingerprinting, Drug test

The background check and health records process is consistent for all College of Nursing programs regardless of clinical or campus status.

An unencumbered background check must be maintained throughout the student’s participation in the nursing program.  This requirement ensures that students’ background checks will not prevent placement in a clinical setting and/or present difficulty in obtaining professional licensure and/or certification. 

The background check, drug test and fingerprinting MUST be completed 2 weeks prior to the first term start date.

For assistance with items in this area, contact Exxat APPROVE.

All students are required to obtain the following items:

  • New Background check
  • New Drug test
  • New fingerprinting
  • RN to BSN & Grad students only: Must submit copies of their Nursing license

Note: We cannot accept ANY outside items to satisfy this requirement regardless of how recently obtained.


Exxat APPROVE Help Desk
Email: approve@exxat.com


Immunizations & Trainings

To ensure compliance with health regulations, students are required to report all necessary immunizations on the Mandatory Health History Form for Health Professions. This form can be found on the UF Student Health Compliance Office website, accessible here.

Immunization submissions which indicate titers or x-rays must include a copy of the findings along with the mandatory health history form. Failure to do so will result in a rejected submission

All newly admitted or re-admitted domestic students who are enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking program along with all international students are required to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan unless proof of comparable coverage is provided.

For specific details on the College of Nursing’s student immunization requirements, please see the S1.01-Student-Health-Policy

All students must show immunity for the following immunizations:

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)- Two MMR vaccines or a positive titer showing immunity
  • Hepatitis B- Completed Hepatitis B series or a positive titer showing immunity
  • Varicella- Two varicella vaccines or a positive titer showing immunity
  • Tetanus- A TDAP vaccine within the last 10 years
  • Tuberculosis- PPD skin test or TB Blood test within 12 months before courses starts.
  • Influenza- Vaccine within Flu Seasons dates
  • Bloodborne Pathogen training
  • HIPAA training

Additional vaccines or screenings may be required after matriculation for clinical participation.

Failure to comply with these requirements will jeopardize the start of clinical coursework.

For assistance with items in this area, please email CONREG at conreg@health.ufl.edu