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Welcome to the Central Placement Office

Office Closures for 2020:

Thursday, January 16, 2020: 0950 - 1300 hours


Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday (0900 hrs - 1600 hrs)*

*For operational reasons, the last PRR form is processed at 1545hrs everyday.

For further information on visiting us, including any CPO office closures, please visit our Contact page.


The Central Placement Office (CPO) is responsible for investigating, evaluating, developing and nurturing placement opportunities for students, as well as placing students in practice settings to meet the objectives of their practice courses in the following programs:

Ryerson, Centennial, George Brown Collaborative Nursing Degree Program (BScN)
Post Diploma Degree Program (BScN)
Master of Nursing Program (MN)



Welcome Collaborative Nursing BScN Degree Program Year 1 Students

Being Newly Admitted for Fall 2019 – Winter 2020 Academic Sessions 

As a Collaborative Degree Program Nursing Student you will be taking clinical practice courses as your “nursing clinical practice placement experiences” beginning in Year 1.  All of your clinical practice placement experiences will occur in an actual health & community care setting where patients / clients are receiving health & care services.

Ontario legislation specifies certain surveillance requirements must be met, for those individuals entering into healthcare practice settings.  In order to comply with these requirements and promote the safety of all parties engaged in giving and receiving health care & community based services – all nursing students are required to demonstrate they meet essential surveillance requirements with documentation prior to their entry into the nursing clinical practice placement setting.


Year 1 Students:  To Complete a Practice Requirement Record (PRR)

In accordance with the Ryerson University, Centennial College & George Brown College Collaborative Nursing Degree Program, all nursing students are required to complete the requirements identified on the Practice Requirement Record (PRR).

Your completion of the PRR form (with a Health Care Provider / Physician) is compulsory for all nursing students enrolled in a practice course.   

Your completion and demonstrated status of “clearance” of all elements on the PRR form supports the protocol of an annual review and submission of the PRR form prior to a student being permitted to enter an assigned clinical / practice placement setting.

You are encouraged to review the PRR form and complete its elements as indicated in the instructions. The form may be downloaded and printed for ease of completion with your Health Care Provider/Physician.

Note: You will need to present documentation (including actual confirmation dates of results, a copy of required laboratory test results and a corresponding signature of a health care provider / physician) as indicated for all required elements as identified on the PRR form.


What should I do if I have PRR related questions or concerns?

Information about the Practice Requirement Record (PRR) for the program can be found at:

Ryerson Site:

You may also refer to and review the FAQ section of the CPO website ( if you have any questions or concerns regarding the PRR requirements and your completion of the PRR form.

After reviewing the CPO FAQ’s, if you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the CPO by emailing us at   You may also contact us at 416-979-5000 – Ext. 4956 for assistance.





The Central Placement Office is aware of the current shortage of Hepatitis B and Twinrix Vacciniations, and its impact on students completing their Practice Requirements Records. If you are unable to receive the sufficient amount of doses to indicate blood work immunity, you can opt to provide a signed note form your Healthcare Provider that indicates the following:

  • They acknowledge the fact that the student is unable to receive the necessary doses for Hepatitis B immunity.
  • The student is safe to attend practice.

Only a signed HCP note that indicates above will be accepted in the case that you are unable to receive the necessary vaccinations for Hepatitis B.



Practice Requirement Record (PRR) Policy


All nursing students enrolled in practice courses must have their PRR cleared and stamped by the Central Placement Office (CPO) prior to the date of their first clinical/practice experience. 

When a student's PRR is incomplete, the PRR Policy comes into effect.

PRR Policy

Your Practice Requirement Record demonstrates that you meet specific health and safety needs of placement partners. All portions of this document must be completed and signed by your HCP in the appropriate sections. The documents must be completed and submitted to the Central Placement Office by the dates specified on the form. 

Please access the PRR information appropriate to your program via the top navigation menu entitled "Student Placement Forms".



Nursing student photo

Nominations CLOSED! For Preceptorship Award of Excellence.

Thank you to all Collaborative & Post Diploma Students, who nominated their Preceptors for 2018-2019.

Stay tuned for 2019-2020 announcements and deadlines!


( login is required to access the nomination form).

Questions? Email  


2017/2018 Award Winners

2016/2017 Award Winners

Mask Fit Card

Students are responsible for arranging their own mask fit test. If your card has expired or is nearing its expiry date, please make sure to renew it as soon as possible: SMH Questionnaire and Instructions [PDF]



Student Handbooks:

Collaborative Nursing Degree Handbook

Post Diploma Degree Handbook

Master of Nursing Handbook

Practice Injury/Incident Reporting

Injury/Incident report

Clinical Incident Reporting Tool

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