Actually, it's after you get your acceptance that you start running around getting your titers done so you know what shots you will need(don't forget you need the TB test done also). However, you need TDAP, MMR, Chickenpox, and Hep-B and Flu(if in season, we don't need them yet this term because the new seasonal flu shots are not out yet). If you have all your boosters, then when you get your titers you will not need to get any more shots. I had never had Hep-B shots(it's a series of three), it had been well over ten years(probably closer to twenty) since my last tetanus booster, and was low on my mumps titers. Long story not quite so long, I needed three out of four boosters in addition to the TB test and getting blood drawn for titers. My arm was a bit sore for a couple of days, I think from the TDAP. You can always work ahead, but will need to have titers drawn and get your physical done after you get your acceptance letter.
The CPR certification is good for two years and must be kept current during the entire program (16 months) so you can get that done and out of the way a little early. I just finished my First Responders class which included CPR training as part of the course.
You will have to wait to get your background check and finger prints done, so you might as well wait to get the photos done at the same time to save yourself an extra trip(you can get that done at the UPS store when you get fingerprinted for $8.50 with the student discount).
It took me three days. The first day I did everything; physical, titers, & TB test, background, fingerprint, picture, drug screen(this was the longest day for me). Three days later I had to go back to get my results for the TB test(neg). Three days after that I got the results back from the titers and went back to get my additional boosters, then dropped my paperwork off at North Campus. I started Friday morning and turned in my completed paperwork the next Thursday.