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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Practical Nursing

Prepare for a career in the growing field of health care.

Clinical Placements

Clinical placements by semester

Semester 1

  • Placement location: Long-term care facility within 150 km of Sheridan
  • Placement hours per week: One day per week for 5 weeks, starting in Week 9
  • Total hours: 30 hours

Semester 2

  • Placement location: Long-term care facility within 150 km of Sheridan
  • Placement hours per week: Two days per week for 14 weeks
  • Total hours: 168 hours

Semester 3

  • Placement location: Acute and chronic care hospital within 150 km of Sheridan
  • Placement hours per week: Two days per week for 14 weeks
  • Total hours: 168 hours

Semester 4

  • Placement location: For your pre-graduate clinical placement, you’ll have the opportunity to identify up to three preferred placement locations. You’ll be matched with a placement based on availability of space.
  • Placement hours per week: Four days per week for 14 weeks
  • Total hours: 450 hours

Clinical placement requirements

Note: You’ll be required to provide documentation for the following items directly to your clinical placement. You must provide this documentation before the start of your placement, and at your own expense. If you can’t meet these requirements, you may not be able to participate in clinical placements, which will jeopardize your progress in the program.

1. Police clearance for Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS)

Sheridan Practical Nursing clinical placement agencies require a police clearance for vulnerable sector persons every six months. You must maintain this clearance throughout the program.

2. Immunization

You’ll also need to have up-to-date immunization (including MMR, Tdap, Varicella, Hepatitis B, flu shot, and TB) before you can participate in a clinical placement. Please refer to Sheridan’s Health Services’ immunization information online for details, or visit one of our campus health centres.

3. CPR

You’re required to have Standard First Aid and CPR Level C or Health Care Provider (HCP). You’ll need to be re-certified for CPR annually.

4. Mask Fit Test

You’ll be Mask Fit Tested by our laboratory staff within the first few weeks of Semester 1.