Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing



Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing has affiliation agreements for practicum placements with a wide range of healthcare and related organizations across the greater Toronto area and other parts of Ontario, as well as some facilities in other provinces.

We work closely with some of Canada’s foremost teaching hospitals, clinical settings and community organizations to provide our students with the best and most diverse clinical and administrative placements.

Undergraduate students gain the opportunity to work with and learn directly from leading practitioners in a variety of disciplines. They are guided throughout their clinical placements by faculty, expert clinical instructors and preceptors.

Our graduate students benefit from supervision and mentorship by highly qualified Advanced Practice Nurse preceptors many of whom hold Adjunct Appointments with the Faculty of Nursing.

Through the advisory group, Hospital and University Nursing Education Committee (HUNEC), Bloomberg faculty and staff collaborate with our partner hospitals and institutions, to enhance student practicum experiences and plan new education initiatives.


Important Information About Practicum Placements

Successful completion of our undergraduate and graduate programs is contingent on students’ ability to meet all program requirements, including completion of practicum experiences.

The University of Toronto will endeavour to establish/renew placement agreements with areas outside of the Greater Toronto Area and other provinces in Canada, however this may not be possible in some instances.

To date, the University of Toronto has faced significant impediments to finding practicum placements in other provinces in Canada, such as Québec, Nova Scotia, PEI, and British Columbia.  The Order des infermières et infermiers due Québec (OIIQ) is authorized with the ability to vet all clinical placements for nurses in Québec, and as a result, NP students who are taking a program that is out-of-province are prohibited from completing clinical placements in Québec. In Nova Scotia, there are plans for consolidating their nine district health authorities into one province-wide health authority after April 1, 2015.  The University of Toronto cannot place their students in Nova Scotia until a student placement agreement has been established with the new Health Authority. The student placement agreement between UofT and Health PEI expired December 18, 2014 and we currently do not have a renewed agreement. Additionally, the University of Toronto has an affiliation agreement with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) that will expire in 2016. Although the University of Toronto will endeavour to renew our partnership with VCH, we cannot guarantee an agreement will be secured. It is highly likely that students residing in BC will not be able to complete their clinical placements in BC.

If placements are not available for you where you live, you will need to travel outside your local area, province or country (especially graduate students) to satisfy practicum hours.

Please note that all graduate students must be registered to practice as a registered nurse in the jurisdiction where their practicum placements will occur.

Commencement and continuation in the Nursing programs are dependent on an acceptable police record check report. Additionally, confirmation that students meet all health status requirements must be completed prior to course registration in our nursing programs. For complete details on the practicum requirements students need to complete, click here.


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Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto
155 College Street, Suite 130, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1P8 Canada
Office Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:45 am - 5 pm
July & August: 8:45 am - 4:30 pm