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Nursing
Nursing

Nurse Visitor Program

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is an academic health sciences centre that is dedicated to the education of health-care professionals, staff and the community. Accordingly, it is the intent of the  Nurse Visitor Program to accommodate the requests from provincial and national nursing professionals and to facilitate the exchange of information with our community partners. 

Provincial and national nursing professionals interested in learning more about practice at SickKids can choose from a variety of unique opportunities such as:

  • Information interview
  • Observation experience
  • Practice experience

International nursing professionals need to apply through the International Learner Program

Application Information

In order to facilitate the processing of a high number of visitor requests, an application process has been established. To allow adequate planning time, applications must be received a minimum of four weeks prior to the intended visitation date. The length of visits will be negotiated by the visitor, the Learning Institute and the accepting unit, and is dependent on the nature and objectives of the visit. Nursing visitors are expected to meet SickKids immunization and surveillance requirements and to sign an agreement to maintain confidentiality at all times. All nursing visitors need to submit a proof of support for their visit from their institution/manager. Please note that nursing visitors applying for  practice experiences must carry  a professional liability insurance in the amount of 5 million dollars per occurrence provided by their own institution of employment.

Please Note: As of September 1, 2016 there is a $100.00 Application Processing Fee for the Visitor Program (please fill out and return the form below with your application)

For further information regarding the Nursing Visitor Program, you can email tracy.desantis@sickkids.ca or call 416-813-6941.

Forms for Observation Visit

Application Checklist

Application Processing Payment Form

Application Form

Immunization Record   (only required for visits over 5 days)

Observation Experience Agreement

Also Required:

Current CV

Letter of Support from current your institution/manager/supervisor

Forms for Practice Visit

Application Checklist

Application Processing Payment Form

Application Form

Immunization Record   (only required for visits over 5 days)

Practice Experience Agreement

Also Required:

Current CV

Letter of Support from your current institution/manager/supervisor

 

To assist us in processing your request we ask that you complete the above listed forms and submit via fax, mail or email to :

Nurse Visitor Program
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1X8
Tel: 416-813-6941
Fax: 416-813-6718
Email: tracy.desantis@sickkids.ca       

If you are interested in practicing nursing while at SickKids and you do not possess a registration to practice nursing in Ontario, you will need to apply for a Special Assignment Registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario. Please write to: 

College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
Assessment Section
101 Davenport Rd
Toronto, Ontario M5R 3P1
Canada

For further information regarding obtaining a Special Assignment Registration, please visit the CNO website.  Please note that the CNO takes approximately three months to process these applications.