Students are required to be in attendance and successfully complete their clinical and mentorship placements. Placements are an important part of the CCA Program as it provides an opportunity for student learning, development and evaluation of the required entry-level skills and competencies required of CCAs. Students are required to complete a total of 330 clinical placement hours including 110 hours in Skills Development and 220 hours in 1:1 mentorship hours in long-term care and community. (LTC mentorship – 80 hours, Homecare mentorship – 80 hours and Open mentorship- 60 hours (Open mentorship can be completed in either LTC or Homecare as student’s choice).
Students are required to have a car, have access to a car or reliable transportation for all placements. (Skills and 1:1 mentorship)
Students’ complete placements in one of the long-term care facilities partnering with the Northwood Career College:
Skills development placement introduces the students to the work environment and allows them to develop their skills by providing hands-on experience with support from a clinical instructor (RN/LPN). Students complete this placement under the supervision of an NCC clinical supervisor. Students will have the opportunity to integrate the theory and lab learnings while in this placement and may require prompts and cues as they learn to apply their skills to the long-term care setting. Students will be evaluated throughout their skills development placement to ensure they are meeting the entry-level competencies. Students will be required to keep a daily journal and submit a self-reflection at the end of their placement to their instructor. This self-reflection will be used as an assessment for their placement.