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Welcome Post-Diploma Nursing  Students Being Admitted for

Fall 2020 – Winter 2021 Academic Sessions   

As a Post-Diploma Degree Program Nursing Student, you will be taking clinical practice courses as your “nursing clinical practice placement experiences."  All of your clinical practice placement experiences will occur in an actual health & community care setting where patients / clients are receiving health & care services.

Ontario legislation specifies certain surveillance requirements must be met, for those individuals entering into healthcare practice settings.  In order to comply with these requirements and promote the safety of all parties engaged in giving and receiving health care & community based services – all nursing students are required to demonstrate they meet essential surveillance requirements with documentation prior to their entry into the nursing clinical practice placement setting.

Your completion of the PRR form (with a Health Care Provider / Physician) is compulsory for all nursing students enrolled in a practice course.   

Your completion and demonstrated status of “clearance” of all elements on the PRR form supports the protocol of an annual review and submission of the PRR form prior to a student being permitted to enter an assigned clinical / practice placement setting.

You are encouraged to review the PRR form and complete its elements as indicated in the instructions. The form may be downloaded and printed for ease of completion with your Health Care Provider/Physician.

Note: You will need to present documentation (including actual confirmation dates of results, a copy of required laboratory test results and a corresponding signature of a health care provider / physician) as indicated for all required elements as identified on the PRR form.

Placement Forms for Post-Diploma Nursing Students

Practice Requirement Record (PRR)

Ontario legislation specifies certain surveillance requirements for those entering into healthcare practice settings. The Post-Diploma Program protocol was developed in accordance with the communicable disease surveillance protocols, specified under the Public Hospitals Act, to meet the requirements of our students’ placement settings. This process is necessary to ensure that our students protect their health and safety, and the health and safety of patients / clients / residents, visitors, employees and other students.

 

  • Completion of PRR form information is compulsory - NOT optional.
  • All sections of the CPO – PRR form must be completed as outlined.
  • Organizations / Agencies as our placement partners do have the right to refuse any student entry to placement for practice when the student who has NOT met all of their pre-placement requirements. Your Practice Requirement Record (PRR) demonstrates that you meet specific health and safety needs of placement partners. 
  • All portions of this document must be completed and signed by your Health care provider in the appropriate sections. 
  • PRR Forms will not be accepted without a valid Ryerson OneCard

 

Visit our FAQ page for more info on PRR submission.

Medical Requirements:

Immunization Requirements

The CPO and our Placement Partners require Evidence of Immunity (blood work) to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella and Hepatitis B.

The blood work proving immunity must have been done within the last 10 years AND be valid for the applicable academic terms.

Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test Requirements

ALL Students require a Baseline 2-Step TB Skin Test. If the first Skin Test is negative, a second Skin Test is given in the opposite arm. This needs to be done within the time period of at least one week and no more than four weeks from the First Skin Test.

If there is documentation of a previous Baseline 2-Step TB Skin Test with a negative reading - this student shoud proceed with the Annual 1-Step TB Skin Test only.

If the TB Skin Test resulted in a positive reading, the Health Care Provider will provide the sudent with a Chest X-Ray.

Influenza Vaccine

Influenza virus vaccine is available every Fall and can be obtain through a variety of Health Care Providers. Students must provide evidence of vaccination to the CPO and to the Placement Partners. The Influenza Vaccine is considered mandatory in many health caree settings.

 

Non-Medical Requirements:

Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check - Police Check

  • MUST BE VALID for the duration of placement each semester
  • MUST BE ISSUED within six (6) months of the start date of placement
  • Toronto Police Service (For students whose postal code start with letter M)
  • Other jurisdictions (For students whose postal code doesn't start with letter M)
    • Email cpo@ryerson.ca with your full legal name, Ryerson number, program of study, and your postal code. Subject Line: Letter of Request to obtain a VSS

 

Mask Fit Testing

  • Students are responsible for arranging their own mask fit test
  • If your card has expired or is nearing its expiry date, please make sure to renew it.

 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Students are responsible for arranging their own CPR classes
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) level or Healthcare Provider (HCP) level ONLY

 

 

IMPORTANT PLACEMENT INFORMATION

In order to do a practice placement students must:

1. Submit a Placement Information Record (PIR) by the appropriate deadline date.

2.  Submit a Practice Requirement Record (PRR) by the appropriate deadline date.

If you have changes you need to make, please notify the Post-Diploma Placement Coordinator first. You will be asked to fill out an updated PIR. 

· If you have trouble accessing the forms, please read this link: Form Access Troubleshooting

Semester (2020 - 2021)
PIR Google Form
Due Date

Fall 2020

Part-Time Students Only

Part-Time PIR Fall 2020 - this form is no longer accepting responses for Fall 2020. The deadline of May 29, 2020 at 1600 hours has passed.

 

Part-Time Workstudy PIR Fall 2020 For RN's Only - this form is no longer accepting responses for Fall 2020. The deadline of August 7, 2020 at 1600 hours has passed.

May 29, 2020 at 1600 hours

 

August 7, 2020 at 1600 hours


Winter 2021

Part-Time Students Only

Part-Time PIR Winter 2021 - this form is no longer accepting responses for Winter 2021. The deadline of October 5, 2020 at 1600 hours has passed.

Part-Time Workstudy PIR Winter 2021 For RN's Only - this form is no longer accepting responses for Winter 2021. The deadline of October 30, 2020 at 1600 hours has passed.

October 5, 2020 at 1600 hours

October 30, 2020 at 1600 hours


Fall 2020 & Winter 2021

Full-Time Students Only

Full-Time PIR Fall 2020 & Winter 2021 - this form is no longer accepting responses for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021. The deadline of May 29, 2020 at 1600 hours has passed. May 29, 2020 at 1600 hours

Spring 2021

Part-Time Students Only

Part-Time PIR Spring 2021 January 22, 2021 at 1600 hours

Spring 2021

Workstudy Students Only

Part-Time Workstudy PIR Spring 2021 For RN's Only
March 26, 2021 at 1600 hours
  PRR Forms***  

Fall 2020 & Winter 2021

Full-Time AND     Part-Time Students

Full-Time & Part-Time PRR Fall 2020 & Winter 2021  

(PART-TIME):

November 20, 2020 at 1600 hours

UPDATED DEADLINE (FULL-TIME):

July 6, 2020 at 1600 hours

The previous deadline of May 15, 2020 is now invalid.

Spring 2021   Part-Time PRR Spring 2021
February 12, 2021 at 1600 hours
  PRR Submission
 

Fall 2020 & Winter 2021

Full-Time AND Part-Time Students

Upload Here

UPDATED DEADLINE:

July 6, 2020 at 1600 hours

The previous deadline of May 15, 2020 is now invalid.

Spring 2021 Upload Here
February 12, 2021 at 1600 hours

***To be completed only for students enrolled in a Practice Placement. Workstudy RN students do not complete this form.

NOTE: Your Practice Requirement Record demonstrates that you meet specific health and safety needs of placement partners. All portions of this document must be completed and signed by your HCP in the appropriate sections. PRR Forms will not be accepted without a valid Ryerson student ID.  

Visit our FAQ page for more info on PRR submission.

 

Central Placement Office Placement Process Post Diploma Students [Powerpoint]

 

Hospital for Sick Kids

If you are interested in doing a placement at the Hospital for Sick Children for any academic term, please complete this form and send it the Post-Diploma Practice Placement Coordinator.

*Requirement - Students must have a GPA 3.0 or higher

Clinics

Units

 

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