Each year, Brightshores Health System welcomes over 400 students from various disciplines, Colleges and Universities. We are committed to providing students with the best possible learning experience.

Student placements provide students with the opportunity to apply skills learned inside of the classroom in a workplace environment. Placements help shape and encourage careers path in the healthcare sector and Brightshores always looks forward to being part of the learning experience

Brightshores is committed to offering valuable student educational opportunities that will support our mission of Quality Health Care, Right Here.

The primary goal for placements is to provide students with experience that will integrate the skills learned in the classroom and provide an opportunity to apply their knowledge.

If your placement has been confirmed, please click here to start your online Orientation and Registration.

For more information on placements opportunities at Brightshores please see the information below. 

Based on the availability of appropriate preceptors/placement supervisors and the existence of an affiliation agreement between Brightshores and educational facilities, we can accommodate placements in the following areas:

  • Nursing
  • Clinical
  • Non-Clinical
  • High School Co-op
  • Job Shadow

Student Placement Process

Eligibility Criteria

Students must be enrolled in a school/academic program that requires them to complete an unpaid placement/practicum in order to graduate.

Acceptance / Decline

Brightshores will confirm or decline all placement requests with the Program Placement Coordinator and/or students.

Confirmation of Placement

A couple of weeks prior to the start of a confirmed unpaid student placement, the student will receive a confirmation e-mail, which will include a link to the Brightshores student placement website for pre-placement requirements, and contact information for the assigned preceptor and/or manager.

Job Shadow 

Job shadowing is an observational experience that is a unique opportunity for an individual to learn about an area of healthcare by spending time with a hospital employee who is currently working in the role. A job shadow typically lasts from a minimum of 4 hours up to a maximum of 4 days.

Please complete the Brightshores Job Shadow Request Form and return it to Learning Resources.

High School Co-op 

High School Co-op placements are offered in a variety of areas at each of our hospital locations. This co-op experience provides students with the opportunity to explore careers in healthcare, develop the essential skills required in the workplace and gain valuable work experience to help build a resume for post-secondary programs and future employment.

Please contact your High School Co-op teacher for your school’s specific process and placement confirmation. For inquiries regarding High School Co-op placements please contact Learning Resources.

How to Submit a Placement Request

Students seeking a placement opportunity at Brightshores should be aware that there are various processes to request a placement, depending on your school program.

Nursing Placements

Program/Placement Coordinators submit placement requests through HSPnet Portal (if applicable) or directly to Learning Resources.

Allied Health, Office Administration and Other Placements Program/Placement Coordinators submit placement requests directly to Learning Resources.

Other Placements (not listed)

Medical Students and Residents, please contact Medical Affairs.

Placement Prerequisites

In order to avoid any delays in your placement start date, please review the information below regarding two of the pre-placement requirements that may take time to gather:

  1. A current Police Criminal Record Check (less than 6 months) for students 18 and older.
  2. Health Requirements