What are Non-Academic Requirements?
Nurses and nursing students deal with patients/clients who have low immune system functioning or may have infectious diseases. It is imperative you protect yourself and patients from harm. As such, there are a number of non-academic requirements (NARs) that need to be completed and updated on an ongoing basis while enrolled in the program.
The NARs process is a multi-step process that includes completion or renewal of each NAR, followed by submission of documented evidence of that completion or renewal and verification and clearance by Synergy (the software platform used for tracking your NARs). You will need to complete this process by a specific deadline in your first year and then renew each NAR within it's specified renewal cycle as determined by the Trent/Fleming School of Nursing. The required documented evidence will include items such as health documentation, immunization information and required certifications. If you have not completed and/or renewed, submitted required evidence and received verification and clearance within the specified timeframe you will not be permitted to enter into clinical practice and the supporting theory course for that term.
Below you will find several webpages that will provide you with the information you require for first year, including what NARs are needed, when to complete, when to submit to Synergy and receive Synergy's verification and clearance.
When should I complete and submit my NARs?
Each program (Collaborative, Compressed, PN to BScN) has timeframes for the submission of documented evidence to Synergy and verification and clearance by Synergy (see below). You are required to adhere to the submission chart for your program of study (see the relevant submission chart below).