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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. 

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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