Experiences on placement
Meet Poppy, a student nurse who bravely spoke out about poor care on placement twice, and experienced a different reaction each time
Before I started my community placement I was not excited. My placement was with a city team, covering seven GP surgeries and I was expecting a slow paced day spent mainly dealing with leg ulcers.
Placement case studies
Ward 62 is a gynaecological ward at Darlington Memorial Hospital, and as a result can be emotionally tough for its first, second and third year nursing students.
New student nurses: What's it like on placement?
Soon-to-be student nurse, Jade, asks “Should student nurses spend a year working as a HCA before starting their course?”
Niall found an innovative way of remembering everything he needed to complete mental state examinations
Chloe knew that at some point during her Year to Care, she would need to confront her feelings about death
Your first placement can be a fairly daunting prospect, but it’s your chance to experience the real life of nursing, to put all of that theory and simulation into practice.
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The first in a three-part series on electrocardiograms explores continual monitoring
Stevie-Jade’s final placement initially knocked her confidence, but speaking to her mentors helped her realise just how normal her fears were