Clinical placements

Student placement

What is supernumerary status and why does it need protecting?

With placements disrupted by the pandemic, some view students’ special status as under threat

What to expect from a clinical placement in a prison: tips from a nursing student

How the reality of prison healthcare challenged my preconceived ideas

Your first patient death: how to cope and what it teaches you about end of life care

A student explains what she learned from the death of a patient during a placement

When clinical placements don’t meet students’ learning needs

How a frailty service refined its programme and the benefits for students and supervisors

Pop-up hospital helps students make up for placements lost to COVID-19

University offers practical experience with clinical scenarios role-played by student peers

A nurse sits talking to a nursing home resident as he undertakes a craft activity

Dementia at the end of life: why every nursing student needs to learn about it

An Admiral Nurse explains how she uses hospice placements to deepen nursing students’ understanding

A 'This is me' form and an elderly male patient in the background

‘This is me’ document helped me provide personalised end of life care

A student reflects on building a nurse-patient relationship with a hospice patient

Pet owner

The simple intervention that eases pet owners’ anxiety when they’re in hospital

My innovative ‘pet card’ helps patients plan who will look after their animals

Importance of preventing pressure ulcers was highlighted by training

A student on placement gained confidence after training to manage pressure ulcers in older patients

A good death

It is an honour to give someone the ‘right’ death

Caring for a dying patient and providing last offices helped nursing student Tristan Crombie realise the importance of ensuring dignity in death

Lessons learned in a hospice

A placement at a hospice will inform this student's practice for the rest of his career

Don’t worry if you shed a tear

Looking after a patient nearing the end of life can be daunting, but one nursing student realised that through a caring approach he was able to make a difference

What to do when words fail

Communication problems are not uncommon when people with complex needs are admitted to...

Don’t judge a clinical placement until you’ve experienced it

Nursing student Lucy Fearon was disappointed when she found out her first clinical placement...

Insights gained from trauma of patient’s death

Dealing with the death of a patient was one of nursing student Nicola Looby’s greatest fears...

A lesson in the emotional resilience that’s part of being a nurse

When an older patient she was helping had a fall, nursing student Victoria Spires struggled...

The effect of music therapy in palliative care

When nursing student Rosie Emsley used her musical talents to entertain patients, she...

Care and compassion in a cardiac arrest

Performing CPR for the first time helped nursing student Laura Leach understand the...

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