Students must obtain a Police Information Check with vulnerable sector clearance (PIC) to participate in clinical courses. You must bring your original PIC and a copy to the Faculty of Nursing; a staff member will verify the PIC.
If your PIC is unclear, clinical agencies will review your documents to determine if you can participate in clinical experiences at their site. If your PIC is unclear you must notify the Clinical Placement Coordinator immediately so that the review process can be started (780-492-8645). Please refer to the AHS Student Placement Agreement Process and Procedure Outline for Alberta Health Services if your PIC is unclear. Covenant Health also has a review process. You will be required to have your documents reviewed according to their process as well.
After Degree Program students entering the program in the September 2017 term must submit a Police Information Check dated after June 16, 2017.
Collaborative Students entering the program in the September 2016 term must submit a Police Information Check dated after January 1, 2017.
Clinical placement sites that are a part of Alberta Health Services/Covenant Health will honour a student's initial Police Information Check for the duration of your program. Clinical placements with other organizations may require a new PIC, dated within 90 days of the start of your clinical course.
If a student is not continuous in their nursing program they will need to submit a new Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector clearance prior to restarting your nursing program.
Police Information Checks can be obtained through the Edmonton Police Service, a community police station, or any RCMP detachment. Students in the Camrose After Degree Program may contact the Camrose Police Service. Students from outside of the Edmonton area are advised to obtain this requirement prior to relocating to Edmonton if possible.
Ensure you familiarize yourself with the requirements and process, including fees, identification to bring, and processing times in order to meet this requirement in an expedient manner. Fees are the responsibility of the student and processing times vary depending on the volume of requests.
Students who are under the age of 18 are not able to obtain a PIC and should wait until they turn 18 to complete this requirement.