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Welcome to Providence Health Care and thank you for choosing us as a learning resource for your practice education placement.

This website provides the information you need to understand the placement process and to ensure you complete the mandatory requirements before commencing placement. We look forward to having you join us and hope your experiences at PHC will prove to be both challenging and rewarding.

Placement Process

Are you interested in doing a placement at PHC? This guide to our placement process is a great place to start.




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Has your placement been confirmed? The three orientations will cover what you will need to know before you start.




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Students are our future workforce, and as such, we have a responsibility to help them learn and grow so that they can feel confident in joining teams as new graduates.
Julie Kille, Operations Leader, HIV / AIDS and Addictions
I was a nursing student at St. Paul's for three months. It was difficult; some days I wasn't sure I could do it, but by the end I realized how much I grew, both personally and professionally. The staff were great and I found some wonderful mentors. I feel grateful for my experience at Providence!
Nursing Student
We believe that education is foundational to quality clinical practice, and is a life-long professional undertaking. Learning is facilitated when the learner: is engaged in meaningful and relevant activities, builds on existing knowledge, skills and experiences, has opportunities for creativity, and engages with co-learners. We believe that mentoring is central to learning how to be a healthcare professional with mentors and learners strengthening knowledge and skills together.
Shelley Fraser, Practice Consultant, Education Strategy and Co-Facilitator, Educator Pathway, PHC