Clinical placements

What to expect on an emergency department clinical placement

The ED is a dynamic setting where you can develop core skills as well as support emergency care

Advance rotas for students: improving work-life balance and the placement experience

How an allocated shift rostering approach can benefit students and placement areas

How to make the most of your first clinical placement

COVID-19 delayed Lenka Huntley’s experience until her second year – here’s how she coped

What to do when words fail

Communication problems are not uncommon when people with complex needs are admitted to hospital, and one nursing student is creating a toolkit that will include tips from specialists and signposting to additional support

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Observing cardiac surgery made me appreciate theatre nurses’ role

Watching a surgeon replace a young patient’s heart valves helped children’s nursing student Ewout van Sabben appreciate the valuable role played by theatre nurses.

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Bringing a smile to help in the tough times

Caring for a young teenager reminded children's nursing student Harriet Pollard why taking care of the emotional well-being of children and young people is equally as important as addressing their physical health needs.

Lauren Stafford

Tailor your communication to your patient

Caring for a patient with a severe brain injury taught Lauren Stafford the importance of tailoring your communication.

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Delegation and its challenges

Esiri Ohwovoriole learned to share the load as her nursing responsibilities increased in line with her experience

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Holding a patient's hand taught me an important lesson on placement

Spending time providing a patient with simple reassurance can be as exciting as any other aspect of nursing

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