Immunization, CPR, CRC‑VSS and First Aid

Incoming students for September 2020 must submit their pre-clinical documents package by:

August 21, 2020 for Advanced Standing students

February 22, 2021 for Direct Entry students

Before classes begin for NP students

**Please note: Yarmouth nursing students will receive the required due date for the pre-clinical requirements during program orientation**


Remember
that you will not be able to participate in the mandatory clinical experiences as a student nurse if your immunizations and other required information are not current and complete.

Do not submit the original copies to the School of Nursing.  Keep the original documents in a safe place. You will need these in the future when you seek employment as a Registered Nurse.

The School of Nursing is not responsible for keeping your immunization records; only for ensuring that you are adequately immunized. The School of Nursing will not provide you with a copy of your pre-clinical documents.

Pre-Clinical Document Requirements

Students who do not submit all of the completed/required documents by the deadline date will be charged a late fee.

[This includes but not limited to Faculty of Health form completed and signed, required serology’s, Mandatory Tuberculosis Skin Test form completed and signed, Standard First Aid, CPR-HCP, CRC-VSS, CAR, WHMIS]

Immunization

BScN and MN-NP students must have their Preclinical Placement Immunization Record form [PDF - 408 KB] and Mandatory Tuberculosis Immunization Form (page 5) [PDF 463 KB] completed by their health-care provider (physician, nurse practitioner, public health nurse)and submit copies to the School of Nursing indicating:

(Please review form carefully for details of specific immunizations)

  • Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR)
  • Varicella
  • Tetanus – Diphtheria-Accellular Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Hepatitis B (including HepAb serology indicating levels) this process can take up to 6 months to complete - begin process as soon as possible)
  • Polio
  • Tuberculosis testing can take several weeks to complete- begin process as soon as possible

Standard First Aid

Newly admitted BScN students must be certified in Standard First Aid. You must submit a copy of a completed Standard First Aid dated in the year you are entering the program. Please note that Standard First Aid is for admission purposes only, recertification is not required during the program unless it is an agency specific requirement. For certification information please contact either: St. John Ambulance or the Canadian Red Cross.

CPR for Health Care Providers (CPR-HCP)

Newly admitted (September 2018) BScN students must be certified in CPR Health Care Provider (CPR-HCP) level and must be completed in the year you are entering the program. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that you renew your CPR-HCP prior to its expiration date.

Students admitted prior to September 2018 are required to recertify every two years after certification date in the BScN program until graduation. Proof of certification is required to be given to the School of Nursing after each recertification session.

All students are reminded to keep your certification on your person, as you will be required to present a current copy of your CPR-HCP the first day of each clinical, and will be asked to do so.

WHMIS

Newly admitted BScN students must complete WHMIS training and submit documentation, dated in the year you enter the program.

Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search (CRC/VSS)

All students admitted to the School of Nursing are required to submit a current Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search (CRC/VSS). This document must be current, and will not be accepted if dated too early. These can be obtained at your local RCMP or regional police office.

*Advanced students should not have this completed prior to July 1 for the August deadline date.
*Direct Entry students should not have this completed prior to January 1

You may be required to update this information during the program based on agency specific requirement.

Child Abuse Registry (CAR)

All students admitted to the School of Nursing are required to submit a current Child Abuse Registry (CAR). This document must be current, and will not be accepted if dated too early. This document can be obtained through the Nova Scotia.ca website - https://novascotia.ca/coms/families/abuse/ChildAbuseRegister.html

You will be required to update this document during your time in the program, based on agency specific requirement. You will be notified as required.

*Advanced students should not have this completed prior to May 1 for the August deadline date.
*Direct Entry students should not have this completed prior to November 1

You may be required to update this information during the program based on agency specific requirement.

Pre-Clinical Document Requirements Checklist for printing [PDF- 93 KB]