Western nursing students who are on a placement as a formal part of their course or program are covered under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and are eligible to collect Workplace Safety and Insurance benefits in the event of a workplace accident.
The School of Nursing completes a WSIB Work-Place Education Agreement (WEPA) form for each student (signature required) prior to each practice placement to ensure coverage in the event of an injury/incident. WEPA forms will be distributed by the Placement Coordinator, Requirements & Information, and must be signed by the student and returned prior to the start of each placement.
In the event of an injury/incident while attending a practice placement, the student must:
Placement Coordinator, Requirements & Information
Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing
Health Sciences Addition, Room H138
Tel: 519-661-2111 x86958