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Perfect Placement Week - Ward 62 Darlington Memorial Hospital Subscription Required

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.

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New student nurses: What's it like on placement?

Jade Day_SNT

How did you prepare to start your nursing course? Subscription Required

Soon-to-be student nurse, Jade, asks “Should student nurses spend a year working as a HCA before starting their course?”

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'I felt overwhelmed by the amount of new information and new experiences I was exposed to' Subscription Required

Niall found an innovative way of remembering everything he needed to complete mental state examinations

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Chloe Marsh_SNT

Dealing with death and my own feelings of failure Subscription Required

Chloe knew that at some point during her Year to Care, she would need to confront her feelings about death

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How to get the most out of your first placement Subscription Required

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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