Rally for Clinical Nursing Instructors

Clinical Nursing Instructors are Unit 4 of CUPE 4207. They are negotiating their first collective agreement and will be in a third conciliation on May 28th.

Brock University refuses to bring their pay to the provincial average. Their pay grid hasn’t changed in 12 years!

Come to support the indispensable educators in health care. Ontario needs more nurses, and nursing students need Clinical Nursing Instructors! A fair settlement will avoid a strike!

There will be FREE refreshments featuring a barbecue with vegan options as well!

What exactly do Clinical Nursing Instructors do?

CNIs liaise with hospital staff and management and liaise with faculty to deliver faculty developed curriculum and structure for each course. CNIs liaise with hospital staff and management. They meet with faculty at regular intervals and more frequently with students at risk.

They provide INSTRUCTION:
The CNIs are responsible for providing effective instruction and assessment during clinical practice to students and where there are knowledge gaps we are responsible for creating success plans in conjunction with faculty. CNIs assign pass/fail grades to students and grade journal reflections, learning plans, patient care assignment sheets and provide formative and summative midterm/final evaluations.
CNIs orientate students to hospital policies and protocols and ensure they are followed by the student.

They provide STUDENT CARE:
CNIs attend to the emotional needs of student including mental health needs and accommodate students in conjunction with SAS at the University.
CNIs debrief students after dealing with ethical dilemmas observed in clinical settings or after witnessing upsetting experiences like a death.
CNIs fill out incident reports after incidents occur during clinical hours.
We also prepare and deliver post conference sessions for students after their clinical day to debrief as a group.

The CNIs provide practical instruction to give students on-the job training and experience in hospital settings They are the primary source of communication with the student during their clinical placement. Most CNIs supervise a group of up to 8 students in the hospital setting while caring for patients. The group is assigned by the hospital to a specific unit.
CNIs help students assess patients and take vital signs, directly supervise students while performing procedures. CNIs are side by side students administering medications and ensure the safety of the student and patient at all times.