Nursing and Personal Care Attendants

As highlighted in our values, Bruyère encourages personal development, lifelong learning, evidence-based practice, teaching and research. Bruyère strives to give students the opportunities they need to build their careers and excel in the provision of health care.

Bruyère Nursing is a member of the Ottawa region Clinical Resource Committee (CRC) and follows the student placement guidelines of the CRC committee.
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Nursing students are welcome at Bruyère in three different kinds of placements:


1. Observation Only


In this placement, students only observe the care provided without hands-on participation. Students are required to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to the commencement of the experience.


2. Basic Clinical Placement


Students are accompanied by a clinical instructor. The objective for the placement is to apply knowledge and skills learned in the school.


3. Preceptorship/ Consolidation/ Pre-graduate Experience


Students are on the unit for an extended period of time that varies from 2-16 weeks. They will have a preceptor who is an experienced Registered Nurse, Registered Practical Nurse or a Personal Support Worker from Bruyère Hospital. The purpose of this placement is to consolidate the student’s knowledge into the clinical setting.


Clinical rotations 



Saint-Vincent Hospital

    • Complex Medical Care
    • Dialysis
    • Wound Care Program
    • Ventilator Unit
    • Slow-Stream Rehabilitation

Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital

    • Geriatric Rehabilitation
    • Stroke Rehabilitation
    • Palliative Care
    • Geriatric Day Hospital

COVID-19 Guidelines for Nursing Students

Contact us


Cécile Diby: Coordinator, Nursing Policies and Student Placements
Email: cdiby@bruyere.org
Telephone: 613-562-6262 ext. 2262.

Long Term Care

Chantale Cameron, LTC Placement Coordinator/Educator
Email: ccameron@bruyere.org
Telephone: 613-562-6262 ext. 2505