Can you advise this student nurse?
“My current placement is on an outpatients’ clinic and I am so ridiculously bored!
“There is literally nothing for me to do and the staff there are even reluctant to let me observe at times. I think there was a problem with a past student but I’ve never really got to the bottom of it.
“I was meant to have my mid-point review last week and it’s still not happened. I asked my mentor about it and she just said she’d do it later - as in fill in the paperwork without talking to me about it - and said that I was ”doing fine”.
“Not exactly the in-depth discussion about my learning needs that I was after!
“Everyone I’ve spoken to says we all get “that placement” and I just have to grin and bear it. That’s not really good enough but I get it.
“But if we all get that one placement, how do other people get through it? I’m struggling to see the point in even going in at the moment!”
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