About Student Learner Placement Service

Student and Learner Placement Service (SLPS) is a part of Nova Scotia Health Authority’s (NSHA) Interprofessional Practice and Learning Portfolio.  We work closely with educational institutions across Canada, as well as staff, managers and program leaders within NSHA, to arrange unpaid hands-on clinical and non-clinical placements for postsecondary students from a wide range of disciplines (except medicine).  We also arrange sharing of expertise, professional development, and maintenance of competency placements for health care professionals employed by various Canadian institutions, such as the Department of National Defence and hospitals in other provinces.  

SLPS uses the Health Services Placement Network (HSPnet) database to process/manage requests for over 5,000 students/learners per year, placing them in facilities within the various Management Zones of NSHA.   As a learning and teaching organization, NSHA is committed to creating supportive, collaborative learning environments that foster the development of all students/learners and their transition to practice.