Clinical Practice Requirements

Clinical Practice Requirements

The following are the pre-practice requirements needed for nurses working in clinical practice in a medical/surgical environment in Alberta.

Mask Fit Testing

As a prerequisite for acute care clinical practice all students must be fitted for N95 masks in accordance with Alberta Health Services policy. Mask fit testing is valid for two years unless there has been weight gain or loss greater than 4.5 kilograms, or following nasal fracture or facial scarring, in which case, refitting is required sooner. Evidence of mask fit testing is to be provided to the BN Instructional Assistant and students must have their mask size with them for practice experiences. All costs associated with this service are the responsibility of the student.

Immunization

Proof of up-to-date immunization status is required for all professional practice courses and is the responsibility of the student along with all associated costs. Failure to maintain a current immunization status will result in immediate withdrawal from the clinical practice area.

C.P.R. Health Care Provider Certification

Students must provide proof of current Certification of " CPR - Healthcare Provider" , which is also required on an annual basis. Evidence of certification is required prior to enrollment into the clinical related courses. All associated costs are the responsibility of the student.

Police Information Check

Provincial legislation requires that new employees and volunteers in publicly funded agencies including: hospitals, seniors’ lodges, group homes and nursing homes are subject to a police information check and vulnerable sector check. A local police check is required prior to enrollment into the clinical related courses. All associated costs are the responsibility of the student.

If a student is denied a clinical placement due to a criminal record identified by a police check, the student will be unable to meet course requirements and will be required to withdraw from the Program. Refer to the statement regarding Police Information and Other Background Checks in the Mount Royal University Calendar.