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1 Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Ryerson University:
Understanding Clinical Placements

2 For anything related to placements, students MUST contact:
Ms. Monica DaSilva, RN, BScN (416) ext NB: Monica works on a part-time basis; variable office hours; s replied to within 72 business hours.

3 PHCNP Program Office: Dr. Luisa Barton, NP-PHC, BScN, MN, DNP Faculty & Coordinator (416) ext 6560 Office hours: Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays only** Mr. Don Newton, B. Comm IT Support (416) ext 6561 Office hours: Monday-Friday 415 Yonge Street, Suite 1604 Toronto, Ontario M5B 2E7 Fax: (416)

4 Important Websites: NP Network: Ryerson: Ryerson Clinical Placement Office:

5 Courses that require a clinical placement:
AHAD 1 (Sept-Dec) 78 hours within 12 weeks Therapeutics 1 (Sept-Dec) 78 hours within 12 weeks AHAD 2 (Jan-April) 78 hours within 12 weeks Therapeutics 2 (Jan-April) 78 hours within 12 weeks Integrative Practicum (May-Aug) 416 hours within 13 weeks

6 General Points: Students are expected to travel to clinical placements; access to a vehicle is advisable Where students’ reside is not a factor when considering placement requests Student workplaces will not be considered Placements are not subject to student approval; if students do not ‘accept’ their placement, the student will not have a clinical placement Students must strictly follow Ryerson placement processes outlined or the placement will be in jeopardy Students must never make their own placement arrangements without authorization from Monica

7 General Points cont’d Once a student is assigned a clinical placement, no switches/changes can be made unless there are extenuating circumstances Preceptors include NPs and GPs (students will be preceptored by at least 1 NP-PHC within the duration of the program) If students drop a clinical course, as a professional courtesy, students should communicate it with their respective preceptor Not all learning needs will be met at each clinical placement setting; other opportunities throughout the program will arise Students must always use your Ryerson (or NP) when communicating with staff and faculty; personal and workplace s are not acceptable and no response will be provided.

8 Required Forms/Documents:
Clinical Request Form (Located: NP website, under General Resources – online version) – Commencing June 4th and due by June 25th Clinical Requirements: Immunizations, Mask Fit, CPR (Located: Ryerson’s Nursing website and Central Placement website), Police Check (via NP office only) – Due Aug 10th **ALL FORMS are submitted to the NP Office only!

9 Process Step 1: Register in the NP Network (as soon as possible)
Step 2: Enroll in clinical courses via RAMSS via Mr. Gerry Warner (MN Program Administrator) Step 3: Complete the request form (online version only) – June 4th to June 25th Step 4: Once the placement confirmed – the student will be notified whom to contact – by early September Step 5: Request a criminal check now (For Toronto residents, the Form is available only at the NP office) Step 6: Book an appointment with an MD/NP to complete Immunizations – Clinical Requirements are due Aug 10th (in person to the NP office or mail) Step 7: Schedule CPR renewal and Mask Fit test--before August (via students’ employer or check the CPO website for information)

10 Keep in Mind: Students are placed in various agencies within the boundaries of the geographical map (see NP Network), therefore, students are required to travel Students are assigned a placement based on a number of factors (e.g. learning needs, availability of preceptors), however, emphasis is on primary health care settings Students typically commence their Fall placements in mid-to-late September Students cannot commence their placement before the semester officially starts (as per School of Graduate Studies calendar) and they must complete their placement hours when the semester/course officially ends Students may offer potential placement sites/preceptors, however, students cannot make their own placement arrangements Students must attend any orientations required from agencies, no exceptions Students should have an updated CV (as many placement agencies request this) along with a brief interview There are limited preceptors/placement sites available and the placement process is extremely complex, therefore, students’ patience and understanding will be greatly appreciated!

11 Lastly….. Please review the student handbook regularly
Please review updates/documents on the Ryerson NP website regularly Please check the forum on the NP Network every 3-4 days for important updates Please respect the complexity of the clinical placement process Please use professional language/etiquette when communicating with all faculty & staff as per University policies

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