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


I'm so deflated by all my nursing placements. I am on an accelerated programme as we all have degrees and hence every placement is so crucial to our learning as we don't have as many as undergraduates. Nurses have treated us with contempt for being on an accelerated programme, I feel my learning is minimal, i'm on my community placement and i'm not even allowed to give an injection. How are we EVER going to learn? the sister district nurse said to me ' you will learn to give them when you qualify and justified that if I was to cause harm to any patient there could be an inquiry and believe me you don't want that as i've had one which was not nice' agreed i'm sure its horrible, but thats what a mentor is for- to supervise, learn, so i know how to give an injection properly we've had training at uni. This is not trust policy this is there own policy. Where is the trust? I know there is a red tape in nursing but they have invented their own. I spoke with uni and even they were shocked. I just feel so dissapointed I went into this with such passion motivation to learn and become the best nurse I could, but now i feel like every time i try and take a learning opportunity i get a slap in the face. :(

Posted date

1 October, 2015

Posted time

10:03 pm