Student Placement & Education
Our commitment for setting a new standard for community hospital care makes Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) the ideal learning environment.
Other SMH advantages include:
• Our learning environment is committed to the pursuit of perfection
• SMH has exemplary standing from accreditation Canada (2016)
• We have established affiliation agreements with reputable academic institutions and offer placements for many disciplines
Professional disciplines accepted for placement:
• Laboratory – MLA/MLT
• Nurse – PN, BScN
• Physiotherapy/Physiotherapy Assistant
• Pharmacy technician
• Midwifery (with physician)
• Medical students for observation
Requesting a professional healthcare student placement
• Placement requests are only accepted when made through the School’s student placement offfice/officer.
• Complete this form
and submit to the Student Placement Coordinator
• Criminal reference checks – all students requesting a placement must have a valid CRC.
• Documents to be completed
• Surge Learning
SMH uses an online learning management system, called Surge Learning
. All students will be given access to complete mandatory learning modules prior to their first clinical experience at SMH. Access information will be provided by the Student Placement Coordinator once a placement request has been confirmed and finalized.
• Instructor/Student Guidelines
Please review this handbook
to familiarize yourself with SMH. While the handbook was prepared for nursing students, most sections provide important information for all healthcare professional students.
• Nursing students Roles & Responsibilities
As described in the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) practice standard, Supporting Learnings
- respect the safety and well-being of the clients in the learning experience;
- recognize her/his knowledge, skills and judgment, limits of responsibilities, legislative authority and supervision requirements;
- contribute to the development of objectives for the experience;
- understand and clarify her/his role in the provision of care with the educator/preceptor;
- use clear, accurate and effective communication skills in professional interactions;
- identify the need for, and acts to obtain, appropriate supervision;
- is aware of her/his responsibility to notify the educator if she or he is not achieving objectives due to the setting and/or preceptor relationship;
- is accountable for the quality of care she/he provides within the established objectives; and
- become familiar with and follow the agency’s policies, procedures and principles.
Nursing students are permitted to perform controlled acts authorized to nursing if they meet all three criteria:
- Have been taught by their faculty, preceptor or Nurse Educator
- Have the knowledge, skill and judgment to perform them as determined by their preceptor or faculty member
- Are supervised by a member of the nursing staff at SMH or their faculty member
Students are NOT permitted to:
- Perform delegated medical acts
- Act as a witness under any circumstances or for any purpose
- Provide second signature/check for controlled drugs, blood products, and medications listed as requiring independent double checking, double signing and documentation
- Provide telephone advice for discharged families
- Perform controlled acts without close supervision by an RN
- Take verbal or telephone orders
- Be left in sole charge of the unit or any patient
- Transport patients alone when the presence of an RN is required