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Confirmed nursing clinical placement at Sunnybrook

All clinical instructors with confirmed placements at Sunnybrook will receive an automated Welcome Letter email from with log-in instructions for the student registration system called NirvSystem. NirvSystem includes orientation information, registration requirements and online training modules.

All emails are sent to the email address that your school inputs into HSPnet and/or provides directly to Sunnybrook. If you do not see emails from Sunnybrook in your inbox, please check your junk or spam folder for messages from

If your placement is confirmed at Sunnybrook and you have not received a Welcome Letter email, please contact your school placement coordinator and:

  • Ensure your email address has been released to Sunnybrook via HSPNet
  • If your school does not use HSPnet, ensure your placement coordinator contacts

Please note: During student on-boarding periods (August to early September; December to early January; April to early May) student inquiry volumes are high.

If you require assistance, please send your inquiry to Nursing Education is committed to returning your email as quickly as possible. Emails are preferred to phone calls.

» Watch our welcome video to learn how to get started

IMPORTANT: Clinical Instructors

Mandatory requirements for clinical instructors:

  1. Contact unit leadership to arrange a site visit prior to placement start
  1. Attend the virtual clinical instructor orientation. Choose a virtual orientation session that is listed in the Event Calendar in NirvSystem. Orientation is approximately one hour. Returning clinical instructors with prior placement in the same academic year are exempt from orientation.

Picking up your Sunnybrook Student ID badge

All registration requirements (including online modules and orientation) must be completed before an ID badge can be issued

Bayview campus, including CNIB Dialysis Centre, Pine Villa and Veterans Centre: ID badges can be collected from the Education Centre (E-wing, 3rd floor, room E3-50) in the main building of the Bayview site. No appointment is required.

Office hours: Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

St. John’s Rehab (SJR): ID badges can be collected from Student Services staff (specified dates outlined in welcome letter).

Holland Centre and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC): ID badges will be received directly from the Advanced Practice Nurse.

Picking up your student ID badge outside of the Education Centre hours of operation

Please email for alternative options.