The clinical clearance process has changed this year and will be handled by your faculty at St. Clair College. Your clinical clearance documents will be cleared by your lab faculty in the first week of lab. Please click on the MEDICAL AND NON-MEDICAL CLINICAL PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS image below for specific information you will need to complete your clearance. If you have any questions please contact the nursing office at South Campus at 519-972-2727 Ex 4227, Thames Campus at 519-354-9100 Ex 3244, or the Chair of the School of Nursing, Linda Watson, at either campus Ex. 3233.
Personal Support Workers work with the frail, elderly, physically challenged, mothers and newborns, and persons with special needs in long term care facilities and/or in the community at large. Students will have the skills to use lift machines and the body mechanics to ensure clients are moved safely and effectively. Students will also learn the appropriate skills to provide emotional, social and spiritual supportive care for clients and their families.
This program will appeal to students with a genuine interest in caring for the elderly and physically challenged persons of any age. They need both patience and maturity as well as strong communication skills.
Practical hands-on training in well-equipped simulation labs.
There are excellent employment opportunities in nursing homes, with homecare agencies, in rest homes, retirement homes, community living and other government agencies. Some opportunities also exist in the non-profit sector including the Alzheimer Society. There is also the potential for employment in retail homecare services.
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.