New Graduate Student
Congratulations on your achievements and welcome to the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto.
This web page is dedicated to providing you with information on what you can expect from the time of offer of admission to registration in your courses this fall. This web page will be updated throughout the spring and summer. Please bookmark this page and visit us often. We will also send you reminder emails throughout the spring and summer.
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- Steps for New Students
- Important Dates
- International Students
- List of Contacts
- UofT Services
Graduate Programs: Sessional dates (2018-2019) Day Month Date Activity M July 2 Canada Day holiday – University closed T July 24 Fall/winter course enrolment begins (PhD and clinical MN only) W August 15 Health forms, record of police check, etc. due for new MN and PM students M August 6 Civic Holiday – University closed F August 24 Recommended last date for payment of tuition fees to meet registration deadline M September 3 Labour Day – University closed T September 4 Mask Fitting Day T-F September 4-7 September NP residency week (for Year 1 NP students only) T September 4 Orientation day for Clinical field of students W-Th September 5-6 Orientation days for Health Systems Leadership and Administration (HSLA) students September TBD SGS Orientation M September 10 Graduate nursing courses begin W September 12 Summer Session grades available for viewing by students on the Student Web Service F September 14 Registration for September session ends; after this date, a late registration fee will be assessed M September 17 Final date to submit final doctoral theses to SGS to avoid fee charges for 2018-19 M September 24 Final date to add full-year and Fall session courses F September 28 Final date to submit final Ph.D. thesis (to SGS) for Fall Convocation S September 30 Payment deadline for unpaid fall term tuition in order to avoid service charges M October 8 Thanksgiving holiday – University closed October TBA Simulation lab day for year 1 Clinical field of study students M October 29 Final date to drop September session full or half courses without academic penalty November TBD Fall Convocation and information are posted at http://www.convocation.utoronto.ca F November 30 Payment deadline for unpaid winter term tuition in order to avoid service charges (for those not receiving OSAP) F November 30 Fall courses end M December 24 Winter break begins – University closed until January 4, 2019 inclusive M January 7 University reopens M January 7 Winter graduate nursing courses begin T January 15 Final date to submit doctoral theses without fee payment for winter session W January 16 Fall Session grades available for viewing by students on the Student Web Service F January 18 Final date to submit final doctoral thesis (to SGS) for March Convocation in absentia M January 21 Final date to add winter courses (nursing courses only) Th January 31 Payment deadline for unpaid winter term tuition in order to avoid service charges (for those receiving OSAP) M February 18 Family Day holiday – University closed T-F February 19-22 Reading Week M February 25 Final date to drop full-year or January session courses without academic penalty March March Graduation In absentia Information is posted at: www.convocation.utoronto.ca, choose March in absentia March TBA MN-HSLA Year 1 Residency F April 5 Winter courses end Th April 18 Final date for submission of final Ph.D. thesis (to SGS) for students whose degrees are to be conferred at the June Convocation M April 22 Most graduate nursing courses begin April TBA SIM lab days for NP-Adult students: May NP residency week (for Year 1 NP students only) April/May TBA SIM lab days for NP-Paediatric and PHC-GH students: May NP residency week (for Year 1 NP students only) M May 6 Final date to enrol in summer session courses W May 15 Winter Session grades available for viewing by students on the Student Web Service M May 20 Victoria Day – University Closed F May 24 Final date to drop spring courses without academic penalty June TBA Spring Convocation Information and Dates are posted at www.convocation.utoronto.ca, choose Spring June TBA HSLA (Yr 2) residency week June TBA Advanced Nursing Practice Scholarship Symposium (for all clinical and HSLA students in final year) June TBA Advanced Nursing Practice Scholarship Symposium (for all NP and Post MN-NP students in final year)
The Faculty of Nursing welcomes international students. To help you prepare for your arrival, please visit the University of Toronto websites for the School of Graduate Studies International Graduate Student portal and the Centre for International Experience. Additional support services are available through UofT’s Graduate Student Wellness Portal.
Contact are subject to change
Name Role Email Address Roles Martine Puts Director of the MN (and Post-Masters NP Diploma) program firstname.lastname@example.org Academic advising Monica Parry Coordinator, Nurse Practitioner Field of Study Monica.email@example.com Academic advising Soobong Song Faculty Registrar Soobong.firstname.lastname@example.org Registration and enrolment Kate Galvin Admissions and Enrolment Officer Kate.email@example.com Admissions offers Angela Ho Awards Officer Angelakp.firstname.lastname@example.org Financial aid David Kim NP Program Assistant email@example.com NP program support Star Yu Graduate Program Assistant Academic.firstname.lastname@example.org Other graduate program support Sharon Lee Student Placement Coordinator email@example.com Student preparedness permit Kong Ng Student Placement Coordinator Kong.firstname.lastname@example.org Student preparedness permit Grase Kim Assistant Dean, Academic Programs email@example.com Clinical education office
New graduate students may be interested in visiting the School of Graduate Studies Info for New Students web page for more resources and information.
If you had academic accommodations for a previous degree or have a documented issue that requires academic accommodations currently, please register with Accessibility Services before the start of term. These services tend to get very busy in September. Academic accommodations might include, for example, extra time for papers or exams.
If you will require ongoing appointments with a physician, psychologist, or psychiatrist, and you do not have care in Toronto, please contact the university’s Health & Wellness services to schedule an appointment. These services tend to get very busy as well once the academic year begins. An additional resource is the Graduate Student Wellness Portal.
Check back here frequently for news & announcements!
STUDENT PREPAREDNESS FAQs:
- My BLS expires on June 12 so I will have to recertify before then in order to avoid taking the whole course over again. Is this okay? As a graduate student, you should have valid certification that lasts for two years. We would advise you that it is in your best interest to arrange to re-do your certification so that you are covered for the full duration of your program i.e. after June 30. This will avoid having to book and pay for another appointment with Synergy prior to the end of June in the middle of your clinical placement. This can be very disruptive to your studies.
- I have a previously documented positive TB test was positive and I had a chest x-ray a couple of years ago. Will you accept my chest x-ray? Chest x-ray results are required within the last year.
- Will I need another police record check while in the program? The Faculty of Nursing requires students to submit an updated police record check (vulnerable sector screening) by August 15 every year. In some cases, the agency where the student is placed may ask for a more recent police record check. Students are expected to comply with agency-specific requirements.
- If I provide my health immunization information to UofT, can I assume they will share this information with all my practicum placements? No, the Faculty of Nursing does not share personal information, such as health records or date of birth to practicum agencies. The Faculty of Nursing checks annually to ensure students are fit for practicum but individual agencies reserve the right to have students complete their own agency-specific forms. In some cases, the agency will ask the Faculty of Nursing to confirm that the student has been vetted. In most cases, students will need to submit their own information to the agency where they are placed for practicum.
- Am I exempt from the TB test if I am considered low risk status? We do not waive the TB requirement for students. It is required to ensure students meet the requirements of our teaching hospitals and other jurisdictions. Some regions may vary in their requirements but we do our best to ensure students are eligible for practicum in as many locations as possible.
- Are there other hospital/agency requirements that I need to know about prior to starting practicum placements? Many agencies will ask students to complete confidentiality forms, IT security clearance, and other forms 4-6 weeks prior to the start of practicum. Students should check their UofT email messages to ensure they do not miss this crucial step or they may be prevented from starting practicum. Students should also visit the website of the organization where they are placed to seek out the links to importation orientation materials.
- Can I attach lab results to the University of Toronto’s immunization form and leave sections blank for Synergy’s evaluation? All health information must be consolidated on our health template form. We will not accept blank sections of the form and give credit for attached documentation.
- How do I get my documents translated into English? The onus is on the student to have certified translated documents. You can do a web search for various certified translation services in Toronto (or other cities).
- If I live in Toronto, do I need to come on campus to pick up a Toronto Police Record request form? That is correct. Toronto Police Service requires that academic programs distribute their form only to students who have valid photo ID with a Toronto address and are officially offered admission to the program. Toronto Police Service will not allow us to mail these forms out to students since we are responsible for viewing the photo ID and ensuring the form is only given to individuals we verify are indeed students in our program.
(This announcement was updated on June 5, 2018)
AN IMPORTANT ITEM FOR MN CLINICAL STUDENTS:
The MN Clinical curriculum includes a short 60-hour placement this fall with an APN or CNS. The goal of this first placement is to introduce you to the APN role. To this end, a few hours are spent in the simulation lab at our Faculty and the remaining hours are spent with an APN/CNS in a clinical setting. The placement runs from October to December. Please note we typically find a preceptor and arrange your practicum placement for you. Some hospitals, particularly those in Toronto, ask students to refrain from contacting potential preceptors and making these arrangements themselves. Practicum placements can only occur at organizations where we have signed student placement agreements. Please view our list of our agreements. If you have an interest in a particular agency that you would like us to approach for a new student placement agreement for your first or final placement, please complete all the necessary information using the online request form. Placements at some facilities and in some settings are extremely limited. We will make our best effort to accommodate students. However, it can be challenging sometimes and may not be possible to secure placements at preferred locations.
All Year 1 MN Clinical students must complete a short survey to provide us with some preferences by June 14th.
(This announcement was posted on May 16, 2018)