Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Clinical Instructor/Preceptor: COVID-19 FAQ

Last updated May 13, 2020 10:48 AM EST

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I am a Preceptor or Clinical Instructor. Should my student(s) be completing clinical practicums at this time?
To slow the spread of COVID-19, all Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing student practicums are currently paused. This means that all students should not be attending clinical practicums. Updates will be provided as they become available.
I am a Clinical Instructor in the Undergraduate Program. How can I help support students’ ongoing learning?
Clinical Instructors are key members of our academic community. We rely on their wealth of clinical knowledge and experience, as well as teaching know-how. During this time when clinical practicums are paused, Clinical Instructors may be asked to modify their duties and facilitate online educational activities during the scheduled clinical days. If this is the case, you will be contacted by the Faculty.
I am a Clinical Instructor in the Undergraduate Program. During this time when clinical practicums are paused, will I still receive remuneration?
The Faculty is committed to honouring the hours of your contract provided you are still available to us during the normally scheduled clinical times as outlined in your contract. If you have any questions, please contact Elena Luk – Interim Director, Clinical Education Office (elena.luk@utoronto.ca) or Irma Boyle – Acting Executive Administrator, Office of the Associate Dean Academic (associatedeanacademic.nursing@utoronto.ca).
I am a Preceptor or Clinical Instructor. What if my availability has changed since the COVID-19 outbreak?
We recognize that our Preceptors and Clinical Instructors have numerous work, personal, and family commitments and responsibilities. During this time, Preceptors and Clinical Instructors working in various health care settings are extremely busy in clinical care and may even be redeployed to different areas of work on the front line. Furthermore, Preceptors and Clinical Instructors may have newly added personal and family responsibilities or challenges related to childcare or illness. If you have any questions or concerns related to your ability to continue as a Preceptor or Clinical Instructor, please contact Elena Luk – Interim Director, Clinical Education Office (elena.luk@utoronto.ca).
Will spring term clinical practicums proceed?
Practicums remain paused until July 6, 2020. All planned spring / summer session courses will proceed. Students will engage in online virtual learning activities in place of practicums for current and upcoming courses.
Staying Well/Mental Health

Health and Wellness at St. George campus is open and available for all students. Please visit their website to learn more or book a virtual appointment.

The University encourages everyone to be mindful of their own mental health by:

    • Turning off and stop watching email, the news or social media;
    • Ensure that you are taking time for family or loved ones (even if virtually);
    • Engaging in exercise and relaxation, such as this daily mindfulness exercise recommended by Professor Blake Poland: A Mindful Society via Facebook Live, offered every morning at 10:00 a.m.

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