Individuals who have completed the appropriate post secondary education but are currently not enrolled in a college or university AND are seeking an unpaid placement for several weeks or months with supervised practice are referred to as “Sponsored Students” by St. Joseph’s London. Examples of sponsored students include chaplain interns, students wanting research experience, and practitioners who require clinical hours to meet registration requirements for a regulatory college or a professional association.
Placement Process for Sponsored Students
Individual contacts Student Affairs Office and requests to become a Sponsored Student. The individual provides a cover letter, resume, and proof of academic achievement explaining his/her professional experience and reason for seeking a Sponsored Student Placement.
The request is forwarded to the Vice-President, Patient Care and Chief Nurse Executive for approval.
If approval is received from the Vice-President, the Student Affairs will forward the placement request to the appropriate parties to determine if a supervisor is available.
If a supervisor is available, the supervisor will collaborate with Student Affairs, the Sponsored Student, and the Professional Practice Consultant, and any other relevant parties to complete the formal application required for the placement to proceed.
The application is forwarded to the Vice-President, Patient Care and Chief Nurse Executive for approval.
If the application is approved, the placement is confirmed by Student Affairs. Student Affairs informs the Sponsored Student of the pre-placement requirements that must be completed one week before the placement start date.
If the student completes the pre-placement requirements one week before the placement start date, the placement begins as scheduled. If the student does not complete the placement requirements by the deadline, the placement is on-hold.