Clinical Practice Requirements

Beginning in the program's second year, students must be on-call during practicum experiences. Students follow the clinic, on-call, and off-call schedule of their assigned preceptor (clinical teacher), which requires a full-time commitment, including scheduled daytime, evening, weekday, and weekend hours. Students may be working extended hours (i.e. 24 hours continuous on-call). There are a variety of placement sites which may require travelling and living outside of a student's home community. Students must drive in urban and rural areas at all times of the day and night. 

Bachelor of Midwifery students will be required to complete pre-practice requirements starting in their first year, some of which must be renewed annually. An example of some pre-practice requirements is listed below. All costs associated with pre-practice requirements are the student's responsibility. Additional information will be provided to successful applicants upon admission to the program.  


Proof of up-to-date immunization as per Alberta Health Services or the appropriate health authority is required for each clinical practicum. Failure to maintain a current immunization status will result in immediate withdrawal from clinical practice. 

Personal Vehicle and Driver's License 

Students must have access to a personal vehicle and a valid driver's license for the duration of the program. 

Police Information Check 

Alberta provincial legislation requires new employees and volunteers in publicly funded agencies to be subject to a police information check and vulnerable sector check. A local police check is required before starting the program's first year.  

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 Academic Calendar.