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Clinical studies

The Ingram School of Nursing emphasizes an integrated approach to nursing education with theoretical courses provided to inform clinical practice and clinical practice informning theoretical content. Students must be registered with the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ/Order of Nurses of Quebec) before commencing their studies in the clinical settings. Consult the Clinical Studies section in the School of Nursing Faculty and Student Handbook for more information on this topic, as well as information on the following:

  • Immunization
  • Mask fitting
  • Declaration of blood-borne infections
  • First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Training in Moving Patients
  • Professional Appearance
  • Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)
  • Health Assessment Equipment
  • Criminal reference check
  • Documentation (charting)
  • Attendance in Clinical Studies
  • Culture of Safety in Clinical Studies
  • Evaluation in Clinical Studies
  • Failure in Clinical Courses
  • Clinical Internship - NUR1 530
  • Ambassador Program
  • Externship Program


Consent for release of personal information for clinical placements (HSPnet)

The School of Nursing uses a web based application called Health Sciences Placement Network (HSPnet) to coordinate clinical placements. HSPnet is a secure web-enabled application developed and managed by the BC Academic Health Council on behalf of its partners in several jurisdictions across Canada. The HSPnet database contains information about students in clinical placements within health agencies. Students must authorize their educational unit to use and disclose their personal information (name, student profile) and to use (but not disclose) their personal health information via HSPnet for the purpose of locating and coordinating placements as required for their educational program.

Students should read the Identified Purposes and Handling of Personal Information / Traitement des renseignements personnels document to understand what kind of personal information will be kept and sent where.

Then students should read through the Student Consent Form/ Formulaire de consentement, complete all pertinent information, sign it in blue ink and return the form to the Clinical Placement Coordinator, either by mail, fax or in person. Signed documents can also be colour scanned and sent by email to the clinical placement coordinator, maria [dot] difeo [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Maria DiFeo). If inserting a digital signature in Adobe, you must ensure that an actual picture of your signature is included. Text-only signatures will not be accepted.

Mailing address is:
Wilson Hall
3506 University Street (Room 216 mail slot for drop-off)
Montreal, Quebec h2A 2A7
Fax number is: 514-398-8455.

First day of clinical studies

On the first day of clinical studies, students are required to present the following to their clinical instructor:

  • name badge (identification badge)
  • OIIQ registration
  • proof of CPR training
  • University Health Services immunization card
  • proof of Moving Patients Safety Procedures (MPSP) training (undergraduate students)