group of graduates wearing the traditional cap and gownOur goal at Southern Health-Santé Sud is to provide a supportive, collaborative learning environment for incoming students and new graduates. We offer a wide range of learning opportunities to help ease your transition into the team:

‘Home for the Summer’ Program

In partnership with Manitoba’s Office of Rural and Northern Health, the region is pleased to participate and coordinate the ‘Home for the Summer’ program in our area with support from clinics, facilities and communities. The program offers summer employment to post-secondary medical students providing hands-on experience both in the hospital environment and with patient interactions. This is a great opportunity to learn more about communities in the region, work alongside trained health care providers and enhance knowledge and skills in the area of study. To be eligible for the program, you must originate from the region or have a connection to the region and be currently enrolled in a health care training program that is a future need for the region.

Interested in a career in health care?

We offer Job Shadowing opportunities for students interested in a career in health care. These opportunities provide a realistic job preview by allowing you to observe an employee performing the duties of their job to better understand what it all entails. Job shadowing is a great way for you to explore various careers prior to committing to an educational program as well as a way to get to know more about the health care system.

Mentorship Program

As a new nurse, we offer a Mentorship Program in the hopes that it increases your chances for success and assists you in your integration to the health care industry. This program, offered to each newly-hired graduate nurse, is a voluntary, mutually beneficial and long term relationship. Benefits of this program include:

  • increased confidence and sense of security
  • increased competence
  • decreased stress
  • increased job satisfaction
  • expanded networks
  • leadership development
  • insight and support in times of uncertainty

Nurses Recruitment and Retention Fund Grant

The Nurses Recruitment and Retention Fund assists with the recruitment and retention of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Registered Psychiatric Nurses in Manitoba. Learn more about the following grant options:

  • Conditional Grant for Manitoba Graduates
  • Personal Care Home Grant
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Bilingual/French Requirement Nursing Position Grant
  • Refresher Course for RN’s
  • Nurse Practitioner Education Grant
  • Non RHA Nurses Recruitment & Retention Fund

Practicum Opportunities

We welcome students and apprentices in all areas of study to complete their student practicum and placement within the region. We are committed to providing each student and health service provider with an opportunity to gain valuable clinical and work experience in a health care related career and to help them achieve their goals. Contact your Education Institution Student Services Coordinator to arrange for a student practicum placement in one of our sites.

Student Incentive Grant

We are pleased to offer a Student Incentive Grant to post-secondary students who are enrolled in the following high demand health care occupations:

  • Midwifery
  • Nursing - Bachelor of Nursing & Registered Psychiatric Nurse
  • Pharmacy
  • Rehabilitation Services – Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Respiratory Therapy and Speech Language Pathology

If you are completing your final year of studies in one of the above programs, you are invited to apply for the Student Incentive Grant. To receive a $4 000 Student Incentive Grant, you must accept and comply with the conditions of a required Return of Service (ROS) commitment of 12 months with Southern Health-Santé Sud.