As a Student

Requirements to be Completed Before Attending Classes

Health Requirements (Immunization)

Prior to entering a field work or clinical practice experience, students must ensure a current and thorough immunization record. All immunization and TB Skin testing information must be accurately noted on the Student Health Record. Accurate information includes the dates of each immunization. All mandatory immunizations must be current at all times.

Students require the following immunizations and related documentation for:

  1. Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio/Pertussis within the last 10 years
  2. MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella)
  3. Hepatitis B
  4. Influenza (Flu) Vaccine
  5. Chicken Pox (Varicella)
  6. Two step TB Skin Test within 60 days of clinical

Important Update of Immunization Requirements!  All students entering the Critical Care Nursing program must also have blood serology completed to ensure immunity.  Students can request the lab requisition for blood serology through a walk in clinic or by visiting the College Health Services Department.  Once you have received your blood serology lab requisition, please visit any LifeLabs to have your blood work done.  LifeLabs does online appointment bookings.  Please look online at LifeLabs for this service.

Students returning to the Critical Care Nursing Program must meet with the Health Services Department at Confederation College to determine if they require either a one step or two step TB Skin test and to update any required immunizations.

 A student with a positive result must have a chest x-ray. You will be able to get your TB Skin Test by booking an appointment with the College Health Centre or going to a walk-in-clinic.  We require written proof of the test, so please insist on documentation prior to leaving the clinic.

 Health Requirements (Immunization) applies to all students entering the second semester of the Critical Care Nursing Program.

 If a student cannot be immunized, the student will be unable to participate in field work or  clinical practice experiences, jeopardizing their ability to complete the Critical Care Nursing Program. Clinical institutions have the right to prohibit admission/clinical placement to students who have not received immunization. Clinical institutions have the right to prohibit admission/clinical placement to students who have not received an influenza vaccination. This will impact on the student’s clinical experience.

SIM Lab Requirements:

Please note each student will be required to purchase one "Lab Kit" from Shopper's Home Health Centre, located at 285 Memorial Avenue, Thunder Bay.  This kit will be used on both of your SIM lab courses.  Each student must have their own kit and are responsible for the costs incurred to purchase these kits.

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Textbook Ordering

Textbooks (and other courseware materials) required for your program can be identified and ordered online by visiting the College Follett Bookstore website ... 


  1. Select Books > Textbooks & Course Materials
  2. Select your Term
  3. Select your Department: (enter the 2 character prefix for your course - i.e. AC)
  4. Select your Course (enter the 3 digit number of your course - i.e. 102)
  5. Select Your Code (enter the code for your section) (i.e. 1-7, 83, 84)

Completed book orders can be picked up at the College Bookstore, or alternatively they can be shipped to you for a fee.

Once you are officially "registered" into your program as a student (mid August, or late December), you can print your timetable and present it to College Follett Bookstore staff, who will assemble your textbook package for you. Or alternatively, once you are registered, you can also link directly using the Follett Discover tool in your Blackboard account (which you will be using for your courses):

  1. Sign into the Portal
  2. Launch your Blackboard application & click on Tools.
  3. Launch Follet Discover and select Purchase and choose from rentaluseddigital or new textbooks
  4. Select FREE instore pick-up, or ship directly to you.

CAUTION: textbook requirements are subject to change!
We recommend that students wait until they are officially "registered" into their program-of-study and have their official timetable, before ordering/purchasing textbooks. In addition, we recommend that students not open text book packages until after their first day of class to verify with their instructors that they have the right book and version required for the course.

If you have questions, you can phone the College Follett Bookstore at (807) 475-6225, or toll free at 1 877 295-3851.

Field Placement Requirements

​Field Work and Clinical Practice Requirements Policy

Prior to each academic year, semester or field work/clinical practice rotation, all Critical Care Nursing students must adhere to all Confederation College and agency specific clinical practice requirements. Failure to comply with the “Field Work and Clinical Practice Requirements Policy” will result in the student being unable to attend field work or clinical practice, thus jeopardizing their ability to complete the Critical Care Nursing Program.

New Student Information

Why Confederation College

With cutting-edge programs and equipment, in-class learning that meets or exceeds industry standards, and practical work placements in Thunder Bay and throughout the country, Confederation College will help you get the knowledge, skills and the on-the-job experience that employers demand.

As a public college, established in Thunder Bay in 1967, Confederation College has a proven track record of delivering exceptional education and training to an average of 7,800 full and part-time students every year. It has more than 60 programs in three academic schools:

  • School of Aviation, Engineering Technology & Trades
  • School of Business, Hospitality & Media Arts
  • School of Health & Community Services

Why Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Thunder Bay is ideal for academic studies, recreation and cultural activities. It is a clean, safe and friendly city of 108,000 people that includes a number of different multi-cultural groups. It boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in North America. Easy access to stunning natural beauty, open spaces and freshwater lakes allows students to experience a wide range of exciting summer and winter activities and to have a “truly Canadian” experience. Students’ global mindset will expand and their English will improve while studying at Confederation College.