Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

St. Joseph's Health Centre

St. Joseph’s Health Centre

St. Joseph's Health Centre, Melnyk Pavilion

St. Joseph’s Health Centre is a 376-bed accredited Catholic community teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, providing health-care services that reflect the universal values of respect, dignity and compassion. For 90 years, we have been committed to fostering a healthy community for all, reaching out to the disenfranchised and the disadvantaged.

We are united in our vision to be Canada’s best community teaching hospital, and we proudly live our mission according to the values of human dignity, excellence, compassion, social responsibility and community of service.

Patient care is delivered through our clinical programs and clinical service areas, each of which has distinguished itself in the standard of its patient care:

  • Women’s, Children’s and Family Health
  • Surgery and Oncology Services
  • Emergency and Critical Care Program
  • Medicine, Ambulatory and Senior’s Health
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Clinical Support Services, including Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory Services, Pharmacy and Cardio-Respiratory Services

Students and Trainees

Students and trainees enrolled in health professional training programs, as well as those involved in advanced or graduate clinical preparation, select St. Joseph’s Health Centre for the unique opportunities available in a community teaching facility and for the interprofessional education and practice model that reflects a commitment to excellence, development, competence and accountability. St. Joseph’s provides extensive student education opportunities for medical trainees, nursing students and students from a wide variety of other health professional programs.

St. Joseph’s Health Centre is committed to excellence in education. It is our vision to be the best community teaching hospital in Canada, and supporting nursing education plays a prominent role in this vision. It is also one of our key strategic priorities to partner in educating the next generation of health professionals. We are pleased to be able to offer a wide variety of clinical placements, and we endeavor to make our students’ time at St. Joseph’s an outstanding learning opportunity.

Nursing students complete an orientation, which covers site specific areas of nursing practice and policy. While on site, many students also have the opportunity to complete supplementary observation sessions. These may include observing members of the team who work in different professions, observing in a different unit/area of practice, or observing a specific procedure/surgery that is relevant to their learning goals. Our students also enjoy access to our library, Chapel, multifaith room and our wellness centre (gym) at the staff rate.


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