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


I am Victoria the student nurse who sent the original email. I wish to say thank you to everyone who offered me advice and support, it really did help me. I have 5 weeks left now and I have decided just to get my head down and get through it and use it as a bit of a learning curve. A sort of, "well this is the sort of nurse I don't want to be" lesson. It is sad, but I feel unable to address the issues I have now through the appropriate channels as I don't want to be "the awful bloody student who reported us all". However, I am listing everything down as it happens and I will be completely, utterly and brutally honest on my evaluation. I have spent the last week doing a spoke placement and it has restored my faith that there are truly wonderful caring people within the NHS. I have been supported and encouraged and treated as important and valued the entire time. I am committed to doing whatever I can to improve the situation for students experiencing bad placements, even if it is as little as being supportive towards them when I qualify.

Posted date

26 January, 2015

Posted time

5:42 pm