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Clinical placements

Opting for an overseas nursing placement: what you need to know

Tips from a nursing student on how to plan and prepare for an elective placement abroad, and how it could help you develop professionally and personally

Tips from a nursing student on how to plan and prepare for an elective placement abroad, and how it could help you develop professionally and personally

I recently undertook an observational elective placement overseas as part of the professional development module of my degree in child and mental health nursing with leadership.

We had the freedom to go anywhere in the world, so I chose to spend four weeks in Coyhaique, the capital of Chile’s Aysén region, at a hospital offering the widest variety of paediatric services and specialties in the region.

Consider what you might get out of an overseas placement

I saw this as a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain insight into children’s nursing on

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