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Student nurses need duty to speak out ‘ingrained’ in training, says Hunt


This idea is so far from reality. On my last placement all the hospital Practice Education Facilitators were off sick for the duration, I saw not one person from the university and was sent a mere text message from a stranger saying, "hope you're enjoying your placement." I was not, and I didn't know who to tell. I've heard stories of a couple of other student nurses describing bad mentor practice to tutors but the outcome was nightmarish. Tutors would talk to placement staff making it clear that a who had voiced concern and then leave that student in the aforementioned placement for 9 weeks with the same mentor, ensuring that they were treated as a complete pariah. They instilled the 6 Cs into us at uni but what is actually in place to support our 'courage' except fancy alliterative slogans and motivational speeches?

Posted date

6 November, 2014

Posted time

10:13 am