Student Learner Placement

Student/Learner Placement Service works closely with educational institutions, to arrange unpaid clinical and non-clinical placements for post-secondary students (except medical students). 

If you need information for medical student placements, please visit the Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine website. 

Request a Placement

We ask that clinical coordinators, faculty members, program instructors, or employers submit the placement requests rather than individual students or employees. However, we recognize that students in some programs are required to arrange their own placement and we have provided information based on the requestor. Requests must be submitted ninety days in advance of the desired placement start date.
How to request an unpaid placement if you are a:

Clinical coordinator, Faculty Member or Program Instructor

Clinical Coordinators, Faculty Members or Program Instructors that are seeking placements for their students must submit the following information to Student/Learner Placement Service ninety days in advance of the desired placement start date:

Employer of Health Care Professionals

Employers of health care professionals that are seeking a “sharing of expertise” or “maintenance of clinical skills” placement for one or more of their employees must submit the following information to Student/Learner Placement Service ninety days in advance of the desired placement start date:

Student who is required to arrange their own unpaid placement

Students enrolled in a post secondary education program, who are required to arrange their own unpaid placement, must submit the following information to Student/Learner Placement Service ninety days in advance of the desired placement start date:

Note: A signed Affiliation Agreement between your educational institution and NSHA must be on file with Student/Learner Placement Service before your request will be processed. If a current agreement is not on file you will be asked to provide the name, title and contact information of a representative at your educational institution who is authorized to sign legal documents on its behalf. 

Pre-Placement Requirements

Notice: Failure to provide all of the required documentation before the deadline date will result in a delay or cancellation of the arranged placement.

The education institution/employer must: 

The student/employee must:

Student/Learner Orientation

All students/learners must read the following information and documents before beginning their placement. 

NSHA is committed to creating a healthy and safe environment in which to work and to provide services. 
 
NSHA is dedicated to protecting and improving the health of individuals and communities by providing a smoke free environment. Tobacco use is not permitted in NSHA facilities.

Orientation information and documents

Contact Us

Annapolis Valley, South Shore and Southwest Nova Scotia

slpwesternWZ@nshealth.ca

Cape Breton, Guysborough and Antigonish

slpeastern@nshealth.ca

Colchester-East Hants, Cumberland and Pictou

slpnorthern@nshealth.ca

Halifax area, Eastern Shore and West Hants

Tel: 902-473-6378
slpcentral@nshealth.ca