St. Joseph's Health Centre is committed to excellence in education. It is our vision to be the best community teaching hospital in Canada, and supporting nursing education plays a prominent role in this vision. It is also one of our key strategic priorities to partner in educating the next generation of health professionals. We are pleased to be able to offer a wide variety of clinical placements, and we endeavor to make our students’ time at St. Joseph’s an outstanding learning opportunity.
We offer placements for students pursuing a career in Registered Nursing and Registered Practical Nursing. Placements for Registered Nurses include those pursuing a baccalaureate degree through a University or those completing a bridging program through a Community College. In addition, we offer placements for Nurse Practitioners, as well as for nurses completing a Masters Degree with a clinical, administrative, or research focus.
The Placement Experience
Nursing students complete an orientation which covers site specific areas of nursing practice and policy. While on site, many students also have the opportunity to complete supplementary observation sessions. These may include observing members of the team who work in different professions, observing in a different unit/area of practice, or observing a specific procedure/surgery that is relevant to their learning goals. A number of ongoing education sessions that we run for employees are open to students. Our students also enjoy access to our library, our Chapel, our Multi-Faith room and to our Wellness Centre (gym) at the staff rate.
All students who are placed at SJHC must meet a number of non-academic onboarding requirements which include:
- Immunization history & required immunizations
- Fit testing & education for N95 respirator
- Criminal Reference Check
- Work Education Placement Agreement Form
- Confidentiality & Security Of Information & Internet Access & Usage Agreements
- Code of Conduct
- St. Joseph’s Health Centre ID Badge
- Nursing Student Orientation (plus any area specific information)
*Students are responsible for any costs associated with the onboarding process Detailed information about onboarding requirements is provided to our academic partners as part of the placement process. If you have questions about onboarding requirements, please contact the Student Placement Liaison.
Page last updated: January 25, 2013