5 Courses that require a clinical placement: AHAD 1 (Sept-Dec) 78 hours within 12 weeksTherapeutics 1 (Sept-Dec) 78 hours within 12 weeksAHAD 2 (Jan-April) 78 hours within 12 weeksTherapeutics 2 (Jan-April) 78 hours within 12 weeksIntegrative Practicum (May-Aug) 416 hours within 13 weeks
6 General Points:Students are expected to travel to clinical placements; access to a vehicle is advisableWhere students’ reside is not a factor when considering placement requestsStudent workplaces will not be consideredPlacements are not subject to student approval; if students do not ‘accept’ their placement, the student will not have a clinical placementStudents must strictly follow Ryerson placement processes outlined or the placement will be in jeopardyStudents must never make their own placement arrangements without authorization from Monica
7 General Points cont’dOnce a student is assigned a clinical placement, no switches/changes can be made unless there are extenuating circumstancesPreceptors 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 preceptorNot all learning needs will be met at each clinical placement setting; other opportunities throughout the program will ariseStudents 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 25thClinical 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 25thStep 4: Once the placement confirmed – the student will be notified whom to contact – by early SeptemberStep 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 travelStudents are assigned a placement based on a number of factors (e.g. learning needs, availability of preceptors), however, emphasis is on primary health care settingsStudents typically commence their Fall placements in mid-to-late SeptemberStudents 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 endsStudents may offer potential placement sites/preceptors, however, students cannot make their own placement arrangementsStudents must attend any orientations required from agencies, no exceptionsStudents should have an updated CV (as many placement agencies request this) along with a brief interviewThere 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 regularlyPlease check the np.university forum on the NP Network every 3-4 days for important updatesPlease respect the complexity of the clinical placement processPlease use professional language/etiquette when communicating with all faculty & staff as per University policies
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