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Student nurses call for longer clinical placements


I am half way through my second year of study and have to agree with many of the points mentioned here. My current mentor has just complained to Uni that I am only spending 2 blocks of 3 weeks on her ward and she (and I) feel this is not long enough. At the beginning of my second year I had 5 different placements during October and November then after Christmas hols. and Uni weeks I had another 5 placements in 6 weeks. I too have had great mentors but also some that either have only completed their mentor ship for personal gain or have no idea what being a mentor entails. As a mature student with a few years HCA experience I feel I am lucky as I have the confidence and knowledge to gain the most from my placements (even the ones that I felt were not beneficial or relevant). At Uni we are being prepared to becoming mentors ourselves, with much of our study being geared towards teaching others as much as self learning.

Posted date

11 May, 2010

Posted time

8:16 pm