All students have many and varied clinical practice hours. Every undergraduate nursing student has a learning opportunity in maternity, childrens’ health, mental health, medical/surgical and community throughout the program. The majority of the practice environments are within walking distance or on the bus route.
Students begin preparing for the clinical practice environment in first year by interviewing people at the GSK Clinical Education Centre (CEC), and by learning health and physical assessment skills at the CEC and in the simulation lab.
Clinical placements start in year 2. Students will have a two hour lab session and an 8 hour clinical shift each week, both fall and winter terms, in a health care agency.
In third year, every student will have a rotation in children’s, maternity, mental health and medical/surgical areas. The focus of fall term, fourth year, is on Community health promotion. In winter term, students complete the final practicum in a health care agency. The final practicum is 400 hours of clinical practice time.
Clinical placements start in winter term of your first year. You also have a community rotation in the winter term of your second year. The majority of your clinical rotations are in the spring/summer term after your first and second year. Students begin preparing for the clinical practice environment in fall term of first year by interviewing people at the GSK Clinical Education Centre (CEC). There are also physical assessment and nursing skills labs throughout the program to help you prepare and progress in the practice environments.