Can you advise this student nurse?
“I’m on placement on a PICU (psychiatric intensive care unit), which is probably where I want to work when I qualify in 2017, so I was thrilled to get this placement.
“But I’m not the only one! There’s ended up being six students on the placement, and because two of them are third-years they tend to be the ones charged with making notes in ward round or giving handover.
“We’re sharing two mentors between us and this just doesn’t give us enough learning opportunities to go round. Understandably, when there was a restraint last week the staff asked students to leave the room because there were four of us and it’s just not fair on the patient.
“I totally understand that and the staff are welcoming and willing to teach us, but there’s just not room for us all! How can I make the most of this placement?”
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