Clinical placements

What to expect from a clinical placement in a prison

As a nursing student, a prison placement may seem daunting, but you’ll learn a range of NMC-required skills and how to prioritise compassionate, non-judgemental care

As a nursing student, a prison placement may seem daunting, but you’ll learn a range of NMC-required skills and how to prioritise compassionate, non-judgemental care

I have always had an interest in prison healthcare and wanted to push myself by trying something different for my five-week elective placement, so chose a women’s prison.

One of my main motivations for choosing nursing as a career was to work with marginalised communities and support people going through difficult times in their lives.

What I expected from a prison placement

Before I began my placement, I read books such as The Prison Doctor by GP Amanda Brown and other nursing students' accounts about clinical placements in

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