CO-OP/Practicum Information

The Health Care Aide Clinical Experience course provides you with the opportunity to apply, in the practice setting, the knowledge and skills learned in the theory courses. You are eligible for clinical practice after successfully completing all theory courses and all practicum requirements.
The clinical practice course is a minimum of six weeks (full-time) in length. You will have a three-week clinical experience in both an acute and a long-term care setting. This includes a short experience in a community (home care) setting. During clinical practice, you will practice directly with an experienced health care aide preceptor, under the supervision of a College clinical instructor.
Clinical practice is arranged by the College and will take place in Winnipeg. Unit assignments and individual shift schedules will be arranged according to the guidelines agreed upon by RRC and the health care facility. You must be available for day, evening and/or weekend shifts for a six-week period.

Registration deadline for the clinical practicum is three weeks prior to the start date of the practicum.

You must submit the following documents a minimum of four weeks prior to the start date of the practicum:

1. Immunization Testing

2. Adult Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector (ACRVS), Adult Abuse Registry (AAR) and Provincial Child Abuse Registry (PCAR) checks conducted no more than six months prior to you attending the clinical practice. You must submit original documents. For more information, see: Police Information Check  

3. Copy of  a Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider (formerly BLS for Health Care Providers) - Level C (must be current within one (1) year prior to you attending the practicum). The course must comply with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada guidelines.

4. Proof of attendance at a PHIA information session

5. Copy of your RRC Photo Identification

6. Proof of completion in the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention ® Training Program (program must be current; taken within one year prior to attending practicum)

7. Proof of N95 mask fitting. You will be responsible for any associated fees.

If you have any questions or concerns about practicum/entrance requirements or document submission please contact the Program Facilitator @

Note: Placements cannot be guaranteed as spaces are limited and available on a fluctuating basis. There may be a waiting period for practicum registrations and placements.

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