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Pre-placement requirements


Below are links to the pre-placement requirement checklists for both entry-level (new) and returning students. These checklists outline all of the pre-placement requirements students must complete in order to be eligible to participate in clinical placement.

  • Entry-Level Student Checklist (link coming soon)
  • Returning Student Checklist (link coming soon)

Immunization Information

  • Entry Immunization Form (link coming soon)
  • Returning Student Immunization Form (link coming soon)

To help protect the health and safety of patients/clients, as well as students participating in placement, all students enrolled in the Nursing program must provide proof of immunization to be eligible to attend clinical placements. A completed Entry Immunization Form (EIF) is required upon entry into the Collaborative BScN programs. Each subsequent year of the program, returning students are required to provide proof of a one-step tuberculosis (TB) test or documentation from a health-care provider indicating they have no signs of active TB if they have previously tested positive.

The influenza (flu) vaccination is not mandatory but strongly recommended. In the event of an influenza outbreak, students without sufficient documentation of the vaccine may be asked to leave the clinical area, thus jeopardizing successful completion of the practicum course. The influenza vaccine (flu shot) is generally not available until October and takes two weeks to become effective.

Note: Any practice placement site can make it mandatory to have an annual influenza vaccination prior to approving a placement.

If you have any questions regarding immunization information, please contact Marsha Townsend at 905.721.8668 ext. 6187.

N95 Mask Fit Testing Information

Mask fit tests are valid for two years from the date of testing. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology provides on-campus mask fit testing for BScN Collaborative students in Years 1 and 3 of the program. The cost of the test is included in the ancillary fees for students enrolled in the Collaborative BScN program. The testing will be arranged by the Nursing Program office each year in the Fall semester. Eligible students will receive an email in their account containing information on how to register for testing.

Students in the Post-RPN-to-BScN programs may provide proof of testing received through their employer or must arrange for their own mask fit testing. Any costs associated with the testing are the responsibility of the student.

Important: It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Nursing Program office of any change in facial structure (e.g. weight gain/loss) and arrange for their own re-test.

Recommended mask fit testing providers:

Obtaining a Criminal Reference Check

All students in the Collaborative BScN and Post RPN to BScN programs are required to complete a criminal reference check, which must include an annual vulnerable sector screen. The check is valid for one year from the date of issue and must cover the entire academic year. These must be obtained from the student’s local (permanent address) police service; any costs associated with the check are the responsibility of the student.

For students residing in Durham:

  • Durham Region Police Service (DRPS) requires a letter for students to qualify for the volunteer (lower) rate. Students can obtain a letter from the Nursing Program office in the Science Building, Room 3042.

For more information, visit the Durham Region Police Service Record Checks page. 

For students residing in Toronto:

  • Toronto Police Service (TPS) requires anyone applying for vulnerable sector screening to complete a consent form, which can be obtained from the Nursing Program office in the Science Building, Room 3042. You will need two pieces of government issued ID: one must include a photograph and signature, and one must include your full name and date of birth.

For more information, please visit the Toronto Police Service Background Check page.

Many police services offer a discounted rate for students/volunteers. Please visit your local police services website for further information.

CPR Certification Information

All students in the Collaborative BScN and Post-RPN-to-BScN programs must show proof of a valid Level C or HCP CPR certification/re-certification. As per our agreements with our placement partners, CPR certification must be done on an annual basis. The certification is valid for one year from the date of issue and must cover the entire academic year. First Aid is strongly recommended but not required. Online CPR courses will not be accepted.

Recommended providers of CPR certification:

Other Required Training

As per ministry and placement partner requirements, the following training must be completed prior to attending practicum. Students must provide proof of completion certificates as part of their pre-placement requirements. 

*Students will need to set up an account to access the modules. Please keep your login/password somewhere safe as you will need to use it each year.

Additional Forms

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