We're excited to partner with Nipissing University to offer you the opportunity to grow your nursing career at Grand River Hospital. Click here to learn more about our nursing placements.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I arrange a placement?

Student placements are arranged through the GRH Professional Practice Coordinator at GRH and the placement office at Nipissing University. If you have obtained a placement at GRH, the placement office at Nipissing University will send you details on where you have been placed at GRH once this has been confirmed.

What do I do once my placement has been confirmed?

If your placement at GRH has been confirmed, you will need to complete the GRH welcome package pertaining to your placement. This information is included below.

As part of your registration you will be asked to complete:

  • Online mandatory eLearn training through our Edge portal
  • Proof of immunization
  • Respiratory fit testing (N95). Please ensure you check the GRH N95 types as you will need to be fitted to a size we stock. You can find this information in your GRH student package.
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening Criminal Record Check
  • Health Information System Training - GRH uses Cerner Millennium for clinical documentation. You only need to complete this training once. If you have been placed on one of our specialty units such as Childbirth, Emergency or the OR, additional training will be required.

Please note: Registration packages should be submitted 4 weeks prior to your start date. If this isn’t possible please ensure you speak to the Professional Practice Coordinator. Placements can’t begin until all pre-placement requirements have been completed and you have been cleared by the Professional Practice Coordinator.


If you have any questions regarding your placement contact:

Nipissing University Placement Office

Email: nursingplacement@nipissingu.ca

Phone: 705-474-3450 x4602

Web: www.nipissingu.ca

If you have any questions regarding the placement process at GRH contact:

GRH’s Professional Practice Coordinator

Email: student.coordinator@grhosp.on.ca