All applicants admitted to the Faculty of Nursing are required to provide a current Police Information Check (also referred to as a Criminal Record Check) which must include a Vulnerable Sector Search. In order to be considered “current”, the Police Information Check must be completed during the three months prior to admission (June 1 – August 31 for Fall Admission/October 1 – December 31 for Winter Admission).
The original Police Information Check must be presented to a Faculty of Nursing Graduate Student Advisor (located in Room 2260 of the Professional Faculties Building, University of Calgary), no later than the specified date on your Admission Checklist. Without this documentation, admission to the Faculty will be rescinded.
Students who are concerned about the presence of a criminal record should contact the police department to discuss the process for eliminating or erasing such a record. It is important that students keep the original Police Information Check for future employment purposes.
Failure to present a clear Police Information Check may result in admission being denied/rescinded. An internal University appeal process is available to applicants who are refused admission for this reason.
Subsequent to admission and at any time during the program, a student may be required to produce a current Police Information Check, the results of which could require their withdrawal from the program, in the sole discretion of the University. If you are charged or convicted of a criminal offense at any time during your enrollment in the program, you are required to inform the Faculty of Nursing Graduate Program Office immediately.
To request a Police Information Check, you must visit the Calgary Police Service in person. You will be required to present two pieces of government-issued identification, one of which must have a photograph (ie. driver’s license, passport, citizenship card). In order to verify that you will be involved in “unpaid” practicum experiences throughout your program, and to receive a reduced administration fee, you must provide the Calgary Police Service/RCMP Detachment with an official letter issued from the Faculty of Nursing.
Calgary Police Service - Police Information Check Unit
For location and further details, refer to the Calgary Police Service website.
The nearest local Police Service or RCMP detachment in the area where you previously resided, and must also complete a Faculty of Nursing “ Statutory Declaration – Police Information Check” form. (Contact the Graduate Programs Student Advisor for this form and instructions on what is required. 403-220-6241
The nearest local Police Service or RCMP detachment in the area where you currently reside. [NOTE: This process must be initiated before you move to Calgary.]