Prior to First Day

Group Nursing Students

The Student and Clinical Instructor Handbook is an important resource that outlines North York General Hospital nursing onboarding processes and orientation information.

The booklet includes the following information:

  • Clinical instructor and student roles and responsibilities
  • Clinical instructor communication requirements with CNE/CTM and orientation process to unit
  • List of skills that require certification; students are not allowed to practice these skills even when supervised by an instructor
  • The daily assignment sheets to be used by the clinical instructors
Preceptored and Consolidation Nursing Students

The consolidation or preceptored nursing students are in their final clinical placement prior to taking the NCLEX exam and joining the nursing profession. Students are expected to develop a learning plan with specific goals and objectives that are based on academic requirements as well as personal goals that the student would like to achieve by the end of his or her placement.

At NYGH there are nursing skills and interventions that require certification or independent policy review prior to performing these skills at the bedside. Consolidation students who are interested in practicing nursing skills that require additional training or certification are expected to complete the training as outlined in the applicable hospital policies and procedures available on the NYGH intranet site (can only be accessed while on site). The intranet site is the home page on all NYGH computers.

To access NYGH corporate policies:

  1. Go to the NYGH intranet.
  2. Click on Policies & Procedures tab on top left of the page; all corporate policies and procedures will be listed according to different categories and a search option is also available.
  3. Click on the required policy category to access the policy.

NYGH unit-based policies, procedures and guidelines are available via the intranet under the specific program or can be requested by the Clinical Instructor from the Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE) or the Clinical Team Manager (CTM).

Once the consolidation student completes the appropriate training (policy review and training module), the student can practice the skill under the supervision of his or her preceptor. Training modules are available on the hospital intranet site.

To access the modules:

  1. Go to the NYGH intranet.
  2. Click on Areas of Care & Departments tab at the top of the page.
  3. Follow the link to Non-Clinical > Interprofessional Practice, Research & Education.
  4. Click on the Nursing tab and then go to the section titled Consolidation Students.

Nursing interventions and skills that require additional training and relevant training modules are:

  • Alaris IV Pump Module
  • Bloody Easy for Nurses
  • CCRT vs Code Blue
  • Nurse Dispensing Training Module
  • Falls Prevention Modules #1, 2, 3
  • Move ON Modules #1, 2, 3,
  • Skin & Wound Policy: Care & Assessment Test
  • Sepsis
  • Trillium Gift of Life----http://www.giftoflife.on.ca/en/elearning/
  • PCA
  • TPN
  • PICC Module
  • Port-a-Cath Module 
  • IV Care
  • IV insertion
  • Chest Tubes
  • CADD Pump
  • Understanding Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia #1,2,3 (5W)

Online Registration

All students must register for their placement through the Centre for Education. You will receive a link to our registration system upon approval of your placement.

  • Group students —  you will receive a link from your Clinical Instructor
  • Preceptored/consolidation students — you will receive your link by the program coordinator at your academic institution

Registration needs to be completed as soon as possible or at least one week prior to your placement.

Online Mandatory Training

The online mandatory training is required of all students prior to starting a placement in compliance with provincial legislation.

Online Orientation

The online orientation program is designed to provide you with knowledge of our programs, services and policies. All faculty and students are to review the Student and Clinical Instructor Handbook, the Code Blue module and complete the electronic health record training and quizzes (imbedded in the modules) prior to first day of placement.

Your completed computer-based training (CBT) quizzes (total of seven) must be handed in at your electronic health record (PowerChart) test out session. Your specific test out date will be provided to you by your clinical instructor or program coordinator at your academic institution. You must have completed all the modules and come prepared with your quiz results to the test out session date in order for you to have access to the electronic health record.

** Failing to do this will result in re-evaluation of your placement. **

Note: When completing the computer-based training you will need to be connected to a printer as you will need to print your quiz results.