Travel is often required to attend practice education placements. Placement shortages can occur and you may be required to travel to a different region where placements are available. Travel expenses are your responsibility as a student; please remember this when budgeting for your program. By remaining dynamic and able to travel, you will be best positioned to complete your program on time – along with getting a great variety of experiences.
Students have the opportunity to apply and develop clinical and professional skills in the hospital setting. This will happen under the supervision of a nurse or physician, depending on your program. Students will be required to meet specific requirements in order to attend hospital placements, which will be tracked and monitored through each program.
Ambulance scheduling information is provided to JIBC through Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) provincial scheduling. Once received and edited by JIBC’s Practice Education Team, students will receive their ambulance schedule shortly before the placement start date. Decisions related to placement scheduling are ultimately the responsibility of your program staff and are based on educational requirements and placement availability. It is important that you remain flexible and available during the practice education portion of your program as changes to your schedule happen frequently and often at the last minute. Being available for practice education includes keeping yourself free of commitments and prioritizing practice education placements over work while you are a student.