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Clinical placements

Difficult placements: coping with a hostile practice assessor

What to do if you feel unsupported, face undermining comments or risk not qualifying due to placement problems. One student’s experiences, plus where to seek help

What to do if you feel unsupported, face undermining comments or risk not qualifying due to placement problems. One student’s experiences, plus where to seek help

As a final-year nursing student with only a few weeks left to get my proficiencies signed off, I am facing the possibility that I may not pass my last placement to qualify on time.

I have finished all my academic assignments and passed my exams, but I am finding my current placement extremely difficult; I feel out of my depth and am struggling.

Hostile reception has caused stress and anxiety

My first choice for my final placement was not granted, and I am in an area of practice that I have not experienced

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