Nursing Student Education

Welcome to the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Student and Instructor Portal!


STEP 1: Onboarding Information

In preparation for your clinical rotation, you must complete the onboarding process at least three weeks before your start date. Complete this for each clinical rotation, even if you’ve been a prior student or instructor at Mary Free Bed. All students and instructors MUST be cleared by the Interprofessional Education Department prior to the start date. Once you are cleared, proceed to Step 2.

A. Access the student onboarding website.

After creating your account, please click on the ‘Home” icon in the upper left-hand corner and electronically acknowledge the following agreements:

  • Code of Conduct
  • Code of Ethical Behavior
  • Standards of Behavior
  • Patient Rights and Responsibilities
  • HIPAA Regulations

Please note: Students completing rotations between the months of October and April will be required to submit a flu shot for the current season.

B. Complete the required Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Training on the Mary Free Bed Education Academy website

Select the course “EMR – Online Training Inpatient Students.”

  • Click the Login button at the top, right of the screen.
  • Click “Sign Up” and complete all required information to create your account.
  • Once you have created your account, use the search feature at the top of the screen and enter “EMR”
  • You will see EMR Online Training courses. Please only complete the course listed above. Add the assigned training to your cart and proceed to checkout.
  • Ask your instructor for the coupon code to purchase the course for $5.00.

Once you have completed the EMR Online Training course you will receive a certificate of completion. You will need to upload this certificate to the VSys website listed above. Please email with questions or concerns relating to this process.

STEP 2: Orientation Pre-Reads

Review the below listed content prior to your first day at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. Once you have read the information, proceed to Step 3.

(Mandatory) Things to Know for Students and Instructors
Etiquette Tips for Patients with Disabilities
Pediatric Clinicals (only for pediatric students)
Leadership Student Performance Guidelines (only for leadership students)
Common Abbreviations (available as reference, not mandatory)

Please email with questions or concerns relating to the orientation process.

STEP 3: Scheduling Orientation

Orientation to the hospital and nursing unit must be completed prior to or as part of the first clinical day.  Please reach out to schedule orientation at least two weeks prior to the clinical start date.

  • Group clinical orientation will be scheduled by the nursing instructor. Orientation will be one to two hours based on size and clinical type and consist of classroom time and tour.
  • Leadership student orientation will be scheduled by the individual student. Orientation will be approximately one hour and consist of classroom time and tour.
  • Instructor orientation for instructors who will be onsite with student groups will be scheduled by the nursing instructor. This must be completed before you bring students for their first clinical rotation. Instructor orientation does not need to be redone, unless there was greater than 1 year in between clinicals. Orientation will be one hour classroom time followed by unit shadow for a total of four to eight hours. Your nurse preceptor will verify competence at the end of your shadow.
  • Instructor orientation for leadership students is not required. If you meet onsite with your leadership students, please enter the building through the West Addition entrance.

Please email to schedule the orientation once Step 1 and Step 2 are complete.

Step 4: Post-Clinical Survey

After completion of your clinical rotation, please click here to complete the Student and Instructor Survey.

Please email with questions or concerns relating to the orientation process.

While on the Mary Free Bed Education Academy website, you can browse the wealth of opportunities that you can access for continuing education. The Academy’s breadth of educational offerings reflects our mission: restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation. Our catalog of courses serves multiple disciplines, including physicians, nurses, therapists, psychologists, care managers, social workers, administrators, athletic trainers, dietitians and students. Courses are presented by experts in their field, so you’ll learn the latest, evidence-based information, best practices and clinical skills.

You choose what best meets your schedule and learning needs with these hands-on conferences and workshops, live presentations and Grand Rounds and on-demand webinars.

As a welcome gift, we would like to offer you a coupon for 80% off your first Mary Free Bed online CE course. Use coupon code “MFBStudentWelcome” at checkout.

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