Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Nursing (2019/2020)
4.2 Clinical Placements
  1. The Faculty of Nursing depends on the cooperation and involvement of a large number of organizations and professional personnel in providing quality clinical placements and instruction to its students. These agencies often have a range of requirements, some of which include a Certificate of Conduct, Child Protection Record Check, immunizations, First Aid Certificate, and CPR certificate. Students unable to meet these agency requirements may be delayed in their program or prevented from completing their program of studies. All students are required to complete these requirements in a timely fashion and at their own expense. Many of these requirements must be updated annually.

  2. Evidence of certification in Standard First Aid and Basic Life Support (CPR) level HCP or equivalent, offered by The Canadian Red Cross or St. John Ambulance, is required by all students prior to commencing clinical courses. Students must maintain CPR certification throughout the program. Certification obtained from other organizations will be accepted if deemed equivalent by the Faculty of Nursing.

  3. Successful applicants must submit documentation of completion of all preclinical requirements prior to the beginning of classes in the Fall semester of their entrance year. Students who have outstanding preclinical requirements will not be permitted to register for the Winter semester.

  4. Clinical placements may be offered in whole or in part outside the normal start and end dates of a semester.

  5. In order to satisfy clinical practice requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program, clinical agencies may be used 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students may be required to attend during any of these times.

  6. Students normally are expected to be available for clinical placements throughout the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

  7. Clinical Placement Coordinators are responsible for facilitating appropriate matches among students, preceptors, and clinical settings. Although consideration will be given to all factors affecting the location and type of placement, clinical placements may not be available in the area of students’ specific preferences. Students who refuse a placement deemed suitable may be delayed in their program or prevented from completing their program of study.

  8. Completion of this program may require students to travel for clinical placements. Students are responsible for all costs associated with clinical placements including, but not limited to, preclinical requirements, travel expenses and accommodation.