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Medical/Non-Medical Clinical Practicum Entry Requirement

Important Note: All costs associated with fulfilling requirements are the responsibility of the student.

You are about to enter training for a profession in which you will be taking care of people in many different circumstances. Due to the sensitive and/or vulnerable nature of their circumstances, you must complete/obtain certain medical and non-medical requirements prior to starting your first clinical placement, and annually thereafter.

The Faculty of Nursing uses an outside agency (Bayshore Home Care Solutions) to clear students prior to their clinical practicum by verifying that they have completed the medical and non-medical requirements. You will schedule your Bayshore clearance appointment to take place from October 4 to 29, 2021.

Clearance details, instructions and forms can be downloaded here

Please see the chart below, which will guide you with the timelines for obtaining the requirements:

Requirements to work on once you confirm/accept your offer to the BScN program:
Requirements to work on after August 1:
Immunizations: Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), Varicella, Diphtheria/Tetanus, Polio, Pertussis, Hepatitis B. Bloodwork to prove immunity to Hepatitis B is also required.
Vulnerable Sector Police Clearance (available to individuals who are 18 years or older): must be dated after August 1.
Respiratory mask fit test/card. If you choose to have this test done by Bayshore, you may schedule it to take place with your Bayshore appointment.
2-step Tuberculosis Skin Test
Student Verification of Health Status form (download form from nursing website)
Standard First Aid
Attestation of Notification of Change in Criminal Record Status form (download form from nursing website)
CPR for Health Care Providers (HCP)
WSIB form (download form from nursing website)
Crisis Intervention online training (details will be provided in the fall)

Important Information Regarding Vulnerable Sector Police Clearance

The vulnerable sector police clearance (available to individuals who are 18 years or older) may be obtained from your local police station, or via the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) where you reside. The required forms to take to the police agencies may be downloaded from the nursing website, or obtained from the Faculty of Nursing office if the form for your city/region is not available on the nursing website (email: nurse@uwindsor.ca). You must take these completed forms to the appropriate police station/OPP office in time to be guaranteed a completed police clearance for your Bayshore appointment.

  1. Depending on where you live, police clearances can take several months to obtain. Please contact your local police station or OPP station to determine the standard wait time to obtain your police clearance and be sure to you submit your forms in adequate time to obtain your police clearance in advance of your Bayshore appointment.
  2. Out of town students (i.e. those whose permanent address is not Windsor) may obtain a police clearance from the Windsor Police by showing two pieces of valid, government issued identification (e.g. birth certificate, driver’s licence, passport, citizenship, etc.). You must also provide a document (e.g. a bill or invoice) that shows a current address in Windsor or a valid UWindsor student identification card. For details, see:https://www.uwindsor.ca/nursing/338/annual-police-record-check-requirements-clinical-placements