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Why are so many student nurses experiencing “bad” placements?


I can consider myself a very lucky graduate: All 6 placements were interesting and varied, the staff was friendly (enough), work was hard, usual free-HCA theme.. On the two boring placements, I was just making sure all the jobs were done, occasionally delegating some simple jobs to remaining HCAs and I was reading the BNF, collecting medication leaflets, talking with patients, trying to memorise the trust policy on handwashing. I am sorry to hear, that so many people suffer on placements, I promise that my students (in the distant future) will have appropriate mental stimulation and interesting time.

Posted date

3 September, 2018

Posted time

1:45 am