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Nursing Program Clinical Placement Requirements

Welcome Email

Please Note: Incoming students will receive a welcome email from the School of Nursing by the end of June. This email will be sent to your Queen's email address. 


Our Immunization Policy, and our Immunization Form can be found on our Immunization Requirements page. It is reccomended that incoming students begin the form early. Immunizations can be submitted through onQ, once access is available


The School of Nursing does not keep immunization records. Students are expected to retain documentation of their immunization history, and be prepared to show their documentation to agencies upon request.

CPR and First Aid

***For the year 2020-2021 we will accept online certification during the Covid-19 Pandemic until in-class delivery courses are offered again.

Verification of Standard First Aid with CPR HCP or BLS (Red Cross, Lifesaving Society, St. John’s Ambulance, American Red Cross, American Heart Association) certification submitted online via OnQ by August 31st, 2020

CPR certification must be maintained annually (re-certification each year) throughout the nursing program.

Standard First Aid must be recertified every 2 years regardless of the expiry date on the card.

Criminal Record Check

All students who accept an offer of admission into the nursing program will provide evidence of a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Screening, conducted at their expense before they will be permitted to register in the program. Students must attest to a clear Police Records Check, including Vulnerable Sector Screening, each September. Students entering fourth year will be required to get a new Criminal Record Check prior to entering their fourth year practicums. Students must be prepared to repeat the Criminal Record Check more frequently if asked by an agency. All costs associated with Criminal Record Check will be the responsibility of the student.

If you have a criminal record, please discuss with the Associate Director, Undergraduate Nursing Programs, as it may affect your ability to complete the Bachelor of Nursing Science program, and your eligibility to register with the College of Nurses of Ontario or an equivalent regulatory body.


The School of Nursing does not keep criminal record checks on file. Students must keep their original documentation in case they are required to present it. 

Training Modules are due November 30th for AST 3 Class and August 31st for BNSc Year 1 in the first year of the Program

ž      Environmental Health and Safety training is mandated under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. This will be completed online and consists of four modules and a final quiz. Further information will follow which will include instructions and links to complete this training.

ž      The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) training is a one-time mandatory requirement. Training is completed online and consists of the three (3) modules; Accessible Customer Service, Human Rights 101 and Access Forward.

ž      After completing each module, you will receive an email confirmation. Do not delete these emails, as you will submit them via OnQ as proof of completion. Further information will follow which will include instructions and links to complete this training in OnQ.

ž      All students are required to complete Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training. This training is an annual mandatory requirement for placements within many of our clinical placement facilities.

ž      WHMIS training will be completed through an online module. Proof of completion must be submitted via OnQ. Further information will follow which will include instructions and links to complete this training in OnQ.

ž      In accordance with partner sites’ policies, all students will be required to undergo N95 respirator mask-fit testing which will be arranged in the first month of fall term.

ž      All students will be required to complete online modules related to:

• Chain of Transmission and Risk Assessment

• Healthcare Provider Controls

• Control of the Environment

• Additional Precautions

ž      Further information will follow which will include instructions and links to complete this training. Students will create a login with their student email address on the Public Health Ontario Online Learning Portal

ž      Each student must submit proof of completion of the online modules in OnQ so please save all certificates after each module or a screen shot. All components (mask-fit and online modules) are required to progress to any clinical placement.

ž      In accordance with partner sites’ policies, all students will be required to complete NVCI training and maintain their certification throughout the duration of their studies, certification is every 2 years. All first-year students must complete the training.

ž      The training follows the curriculum outlined by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI). The focus will be on the preventing and defusing situations in clinical settings.

ž      Training will be offered by the School of Nursing during year one and prior to 4th year practicum. Students will be required to pay for the course via the School of Nursing online store. Students who do not pay for their course material or who are absent from the provided training, will be required to access training through a publicly available source (e.g. the CPI, a community college or community organization) at their expense.

ž      Students can access information about NVCI at: CPI NVCI Training

ž      In the event a student has previously completed NVCI training, the student will be required to provide proof of certification to the School of Nursing Clinical Placement Coordinator.

ž       A student with a valid certification should note that recertification will be required every two years and will only be offered by the School of Nursing at designated times during the academic year.

Name Pins and Mask Fit

Students are required to purchase a Name Pin ($15) and a Mask Fit ($40). 

Mask fit testing is a requirement for all clinical placements. Testing will take place at the beginning of year 1 and year 3 of the program.

Students will be notified of additional equipment requirements once the term has begun, and will be able to purchase them at that time. 

Orientation Week
Orientation Week

Please note that the Nursing Orientation Week is organized by the Queen's Nursing Science Society. Questions about Orientation should be sent to

Nursing Science Society
Nursing Science Society

There are many opportunities to get involved with the NSS through first year internship, class council, NSS executive assembly, orientation committee, and the numerous initiatives put on throughout academic year.


Nursing Science Society

Sessional Dates

Sessional Dates are key dates throughout the term. Students are asked to keep these dates in mind when scheduling travel plans. Do not book travel arrangements until the exam schedule is finalized.

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Please read our Statement on Accommodation of Students with Disabilities