I received surprising results from my first PPD skin test today--it was positive for tuberculosis! I'm asymptomatic, but my doc has sent me on for a chest Xray, which I will do tomorrow (you are not contagious as long as it is latent). My mother did receive the BCG vaccine when she was 16/17 years old in England (she was a nursing student)--so it's possible that her immunity passed through the fetal placenta to me--which may explain the positive PPD test.
Anyway, my question to you is, how this might affect my candidacy for nursing school
. I'm supposed to begin the initial nursing class July 12th. Do you think the school will postphone my starting with the class even if I have a latent exposure? The school is not aware of this yet, but obviously I'll have to tell them. Has anyone else had this experience before starting school and, if so, how did it impact your starting date or was it a non-event? Thanks,