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


I think the most recent plans for a University to go completely electronic with their assessment procedures is brilliant, as it will streamline the whole student placement experience and I hope it rolls out nationally. Real time feedback will be great for communication and this student could feedback her concerns electronically perhaps, which might be a little easier and it's documented. I always feel there should be much structure to student placement experiences. For example a signed contract between placement and mentor that must be filled in prior and with a clear meeting before the placement starts, outlining expectations and responsibilities that are clear to all. I also don't think anyone should be forced to be a mentor as not everyone should be. I think there should be more rigorous procedures in place for mentors to be of a good quality. A quality standard, if you will. Teachers are graded by OFSTED and I think clinical mentors should have their own. The mentors for me, can make or break an experience.

Posted date

22 January, 2015

Posted time

2:17 pm