Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, including the following required courses:
  • English - any Grade 12 (C) or (U), or equivalent
  • Mathematics - any Grade 11 (C), (U), or (M), or equivalent
  • Biology - Grade 11 (C) or (U), or Grade 12 (U)
Selection and Ranking Process

For competitive programs (the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available places), selection will be based on the highest senior level final grade available at the time of ranking. Mid-term grades are not used for ranking purposes. Testing or other supplemental evaluation may be required.

Program Requirements What's this?

All students who participate in clinical placements are, without exception, required to meet the expectations mandated by the Ontario Hospitals Act and the Ontario Long Term Care Homes Act. These nonacademic requirements include: Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screen (CRC) and the Confidential Communicable Disease Surveillance (CDS). These requirements must remain current for the student’s duration of the program subject to the Placement Agencies requirements.

Health Requirements:
  • The confidential Communicable Disease Surveillance (CDS) form must be completed and submitted to Student Health Services prior to the start of Term 2. Please view your current CDS form and checklist for requirements.
  • Students are required to provide copies of their certification for Standard First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) at Level HCP (Health Care Provider). Students are responsible for maintaining currency in Standard First Aid and CPR HCP for the duration of the program.
  • All costs associated with Standard First Aid and CPR HCP, vaccinations and /or verification, are the responsibility of the student.
  • All the above requirements must be met and remain current for the duration of the program or Clinical placements at any time in the program may be denied and the student withdrawn from the Clinical Course.

Students are responsible for their own transportation to complete clinical placement requirements. Niagara College cannot guarantee placements that are readily accessible by public transportation. Students are responsible for all costs connected with such transportation.

Criminal Reference Check (CRC):
  • The CRC will be required, initially, at the beginning of Term 2. A CRC less than 6 months old must be available to be provided to the Placement Agency on the first day of the clinical placement, or as required by the Placement Agency.
  • All costs associated with the CRC are the responsibility of the student.
  • Niagara College does not adjudicate the CRC, but merely facilitates the paper work. It is the Placement Agency that adjudicates the clearance.
  • Students with criminal charges or convictions for which a pardon has not been granted will be significantly limited in clinical placement opportunities and employment opportunities in the health care field.