STUDENT PLACEMENTS PROGRAM
As a part of our efforts to be recognized as a Centre of Excellence and leaders in eldercare, Louis Brier Home and Hospital has been committed to fostering its relationships in the academic community. In 2019, we established solid relationships with UBC School of Nursing and School of Medicine and since then have collaborated with a range of other universities and colleges across British Columbia to give students an opportunity to practice and build their clinical, research, and educational skills in an environment that provides the highest quality of care.
At Louis Brier, we see the student placement program as a great recruitment opportunity; we see our students are potential future employees. We have hired several Care Aides in 2021 from these placements.
Students take their first steps on a learning journey in a classroom, but can only consolidate that learning when applied in the clinical setting. We at Louis Brier know the value of practicum experience to consolidate theoretical and applicable skills to feel truly prepared to enter the workforce.
As a teaching facility, we recognize the invaluable experience that practicums and placements have, and our staff, having all been students themselves, are all motivated partners to support and encourage excellence in students.
A placement, rotation or internship in your chosen area of study provides the experiential learning to facilitate professional development and build confidence by getting to try the job before taking a paid position in your profession. There is no replacement for the hands-on, real world practice a placement provides, a safe and protected learning environment where students learn alongside and from their future professional peers and their classmates.
Successful practicums and placements also contribute to better preparing students for their job search and interview preparedness, by allowing the student to truly understand the demands and scope of the role.
Louis Brier Home & Hospital is a proud supporter of student placements, internships and rotations, championing student success in the areas of nursing, health care aide, music, recreational and art therapy, social work, massage therapy among others.
Louis Brier Home & Hospital has an active partnership with UBC School of Nursing, Simon Fraser University, Langara College, Vancouver Community College, Steinberg College, CDI, and Sprott Community College, and is open to partnering with more institutions.