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 BCN Academic Advisor and students must have their mask size with them for practice experiences. All costs associated with this service are the responsibility of the student.
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. We strongly recommend that you obtain and bring to Canada, a copy of all your immunization documents.
Students must provide proof of current Certification at the Basic Life Support (C.P.R.) CPR for Healthcare Provider Level “C” 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.