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
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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