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Independent learners seeking placements at NSH

An Independent Learner is an individual who is not enrolled in a university or college, and requires clinical/practical experience post-graduation to meet a professional organization’s requirements for license/registration/certification/professional development.

Independent Learners must submit the following to Student and Learner Placement Service 90 days in advance of the desired placement start date:

If the Student Placement Coordinator is able to arrange the requested placement, s/he will
send you the following two documents to complete as they are different from the ones posted on our website:

  • An Independent Learner Placement Agreement (The Pledge of Confidentiality is incorporated into this document. In order to sign the Pledge you will need to complete NSH’s Privacy and Confidentiality Training module, which can be accessed under the Pre-Placement Requirements section of our website).
  • A completed Immunizations and Infectious Disease Screening for Independent Learners

The above documents along with those listed below must be received by the Student
Placement Coordinator at least 2 weeks in advance of the scheduled placement start date:

  • A signed HSPnet consent form (This can be found under the Pre-Placement Requirements section of our website)
  • An original copy of a Criminal Records Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Check,
    completed within the past 6 months.
  • A Certificate of Insurance stating that you have
    • a. Professional Liability Insurance in an amount of not less than $2,000,000.00 per
      occurrence claim and in the aggregate for errors and omission in the
      performance of services.
    • b. Commercial General Liability Insurance in an amount not less than $5,000,000.00
      per occurrence in the aggregate against bodily injury, personal injury, death, and
      property damage including loss of use thereof. Such insurance shall include, but
      not be limited to non-owned automobile liability and employees as additional

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