Can you advise this student nurse?
“Firstly, I am well aware that nurses sometimes have to work Christmas. But should student nurses?
“My mentor has planned all my shifts including working the 23rd and 27th December. This is simply because I ‘need to learn to work unsociable hours’ and not even because it’s the only time I can work with her. I sort of tried to complain but she told me that I’m lucky having so much time off when she has to work Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
“Everyone else on the course is finishing the week before and I had planned to go home, it’s going to be difficult to get a train back in time for placement on the 27th.
“I’ve thought about speaking to uni but don’t want to look like I don’t realise nursing is a 24-hour job.
“Is my placement being unreasonable?”
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