Required Clinical Documents for BScN Programs

Your choice of career path requires you to meet specific health and safety standards as outlined by Ontario law. The Ontario government and the organizations offering you professional placements have mandated specific medical and non-medical requirements that must be met by you, before you can begin any professional placements. These measures are there to protect you, your colleagues and those that you will serve in your placement. Lakehead University is committed to meeting standards of practice by ensuring that students attain and maintain required certifications and meet recommended immunization standards.


Clinical documentation is a yearly requirement for clinical placement courses in the nursing program.

What are the deadline dates for the required clinical placement documents?

1st Year Students:  October 20th.

2nd, 3rd & 4th Year Students:  June 1st.

Lakehead University School of Nursing has partnered with Synergy Gateway to collect and verify documentation needed for your clinical placements. To help navigate the Synergy platform, go to

Click here for the Required Clinical Document checklist for 1st Year Students.

Click here for the Required Clinical Document checklist for 2nd, 3rd & 4th Year Students.

What happens if I do not submit my clinical documents on time?

Failure to provide the Required Clinical Placement Documents on time means the student cannot attend their clinical placement.

What are the Required Clinical Placement Documents

Documents must cover the full academic year - 1st day of Fall term to last day of Winter term.  In 2nd, 3rd and 4th year, your yearly requirements are a Criminal Records Check and a 1 Step TB Skin Test. If renewing your BLS certificate or Mask Fit certificate please ensure it is done on a date that will cover you for the balance of your time as a student of Nursing.