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Using more healthcare areas for placements

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Article

Sherratt L et al (2013) Using more healthcare areas for placements. Nursing Times; 109: 25, 18-21

Authors

Lou Sherratt is senior lecturer and PVI lead; Bill Whitehead is assistant head of subject; Alwyn Young is senior lecturer; Guy Collins is senior lecturer; Heather Brundrett is senior lecturer; all at department of nursing, radiography and healthcare practice, University of Derby.

THIS ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT

  • Opportunities for student learning outside the NHS
  • Benefits and explanation of hub and spoke approach
  • Recommendations for universities and students on planning placements

YOU WOULD BE LIKELY TO REFERENCE THIS ARTICLE IF YOU WERE RESEARCHING:

Nurse education, in particular placements and learning opportunities.

You could also reference this article when speaking to your university about placements. It gives useful evidence for why nursing students should be offered a variety of placements and explains that student placements can heavily influence where they apply for jobs on qualifying.

IN WHAT SITUATIONS WILL THIS ARTICLE BE USEFUL FOR ME?

This article would be particularly useful for you when planning your own elective placement. It gives advice on learning opportunities you might not have previously considered and explains the benefits of broadening our experience.

QUESTIONS FOR YOUR MENTOR/TUTOR

  • What placement areas would you recommend for students?
  • Did you do any placements outside of the NHS? How did you find them?
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