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What do I do if my placement is no good?

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Can you advise this student nurse? 

I have just gone on my second placement, and I am shocked at how unpleasant it is. I don’t get on with anybody here and feel like a massive inconvenience. I can’t face going in every morning, but force myself to.

The clinic I am in has an atmosphere of negativity. Nobody there feels like they’re making a difference, and they’re not interested in letting me spend time watching them work. How can I maximise my time? Or do I just chalk it down to experience?

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  • Sounds like one of my placements: 2 hour bus ride to an outpatients department which I can only describe as toxic. I stuck it out, despite summons to meetings involving false accusations against me by support workers, because I wanted them to know I was better than them. Afterwards I gave such a scathing review to the PEF it is no longer a PLE. I arranged as many days in other departments as I could and focussed on the end getting ever closer. My next placement however I LOVED it, there is always hope

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