Orientation and Preparation


Before a student or on-site faculty begins a clinical placement, there are a few requirements to be completed to help ensure the safety and well-being of students, staff and our patients. Some requirements are shared across the province, and some are specific to the health organization, site or care area of the placement, as listed below.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, there are additional requirements and exceptions: 

Pre-placement requirements

These apply to students of all disciplines attending a clinical placement at any health care setting. The details are found in the Provincial Practice Education Guidelines listed.​


Provincial – these requirements are in place for any clinical placement in BC.
Health Organization – each health organization has additional learning requirements for COVID-19, Privacy and Confidentiality, and training for Electronic Health Records.

Health Authority

COVID-19 Resources 

Privacy & Confidentiality
​Clinical systems access
​First Nations
​COVID-19 Updates
​Fraser Health
COVI​D-19 Student Practice Guideline
Privacy & Confidentiality training​
Electronic documentation systems​
​Interior Health
​​​​​​​​IH Student​ Practice​
Confidentiality Undertaking for St​udent Placement
Ac​cess to computer ​network​
​​Island Health​
​COVID-19 for Health Professionals​
Confidentiality Info Management (CIM) Code of Practice
​​Northern Health

​COVID-19 Information
COVID-19 Education
Acknowledgement form
​​Providence Health Care

COVID-19 Guidelines for students​
​​Privacy & Confidentiality Undertaking​
​​Computer Training
​​Provincial Health Services​
​COVID-19 Resources for staff​
Site specific
Privacy & Confidentiality training
EHR Training and Access
​​Vancouver Coastal​
COVID-19 Education​
Network & Systems Access​​
CST Cerner Student Page

​Site/Program/Discipline Specific Requirements - Depending on the site, program area or discipline, there may be additional orientation materials. These will be communicated via the preceptor or clinical instructor, or for those with access to HSPnet, listed in the Destination Profiles.​