Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
- Grade 12 English (C or U) - English with a grade of 70 or higher.
- Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U) - Mathematics with a grade of 60 or higher.
- Grade 11 Biology (C or U) or Grade 12 (U) - Biology with a grade of 70 or higher.
- Grade 11 Chemistry (U) or Grade 12 (C or U) - Chemistry with a grade of 60 or higher.
** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older) - Mature applicants are eligible to test for Mathematics, Science and English.
Please note:Subject to competition, candidates may be required to have averages / grades above the minimum stated.
Course Exemptions: College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.
Pre-placement Health Form
- Upon confirmation of acceptance into this program, students must meet all the mandatory pre-placement health requirements for the program. It may take up to four months to complete all the requirements.
- All costs, service fees and fines associated with the overall health requirements are the responsibility of the student.
- For further details and to download the mandatory pre-placement health form, go to the Pre-placement website at georgebrown.ca/preplacement
Police Vulnerable Sector Check (must be valid annually)
- In compliance with the requirements of our placement partners, all students in this program are required to have a police vulnerable sector check completed, and this check must be renewed annually before entering into field or clinical placement.
- The police vulnerable sector check process typically takes two to three months, but under some circumstances can take four to eight months. This is required to protect the clientele of our placement partner agencies, who are considered “vulnerable persons” under the law.
- Students are responsible for ensuring that the police vulnerable sector check covers appropriateness for “individuals being employed and/or volunteering who will be working with vulnerable person(s).”
- Students are required to keep the original copy of their police vulnerable sector check.
- Students who are unable to provide a “clear” police vulnerable sector check may not be able to start their field or clinical placement and therefore may be unable to complete the program. Students who are not eligible to attend their practice placement due to a “not clear” status will jeopardize their progress in the program.
- Failure to meet the requirements for field placement will prevent students from completing the program and/or securing employment.
- The fees for the police record check vary and must be paid by the student. For more information, please visit the Pre-placement website at georgebrown.ca/preplacement
PROGRAM HEALTH POLICY
Students are required to:
- Submit a completed health record; date for submission of completed health record passports for semester 1 students will be outlined in the welcome letter students receive from the Program Chair. The Health Record form can be obtained from the Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing website at georgebrown.ca/nursing
- Provide evidence of yearly monitoring for tuberculosis (either a tuberculin test or chest x-ray).
- Maintain their immunization status as current.
- Maintain a current annual flu vaccination.
- Complete mask fit testing as part of the health record passport.
Note: Students who are unable to comply with the program’s health policy requirements will be unable to complete their field placement and therefore will be unable to graduate.
Please keep a copy of your completed Health Record Form for your own records.†
The completed documentation must be in the Health Requirements File prior to the student being eligible to commence any clinical practice experiences.
The college recommends that you obtain the hepatitis B vaccination for your own safety prior to entry into the program.
†The Health Record Form can be obtained from the Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing website at georgebrown.ca/nursing
For more information and to download your specific program health form, visit georgebrown.ca/preplacement
CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR-HCP) AND FIRST AID CERTIFICATION
All students must successfully complete the approved Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation CPR course – Basic Cardiac Life Support – Health Care Provider (BCLS – HCP) Level – annually, and a Standard First Aid Certificate course, before commencing the Clinical Applications courses. These requirements are a prerequisite for entry into the clinical practicum.
Students will not be eligible to participate in Clinical Applications activities in the clinical area if they do not hold current CPR-HCP and First Aid certificates. Current means “up-to-date” on a yearly basis for CPR-HCP. The First Aid certification is valid for three years. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange for and take the CPR-HCP and First Aid courses outside of regularly scheduled classes.
CPR-HCP and First Aid certificates must be presented to the student’s assigned Clinical Applications professor on or before the first clinical practice day of each semester in order for the student to take part in clinical practice in the agency assigned.
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