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Make the most of every placement – even if it’s not your top choice

Placements may not always be in your preferred specialty or department, but every one will help you become a better nurse, says third-year student Ian Griffiths

Placements may not always be in your preferred specialty or department, but every one will help you become a better nurse, says third-year student Ian Griffiths

As I begin the final part of my journey as a nursing student, I find myself looking back on two years of training and placements, sometimes wondering how I’ve managed to get this far.

I’ve absorbed so much information, but I still worry if I’m learning enough, experiencing enough and whether I’ve made full use of all the opportunities that have been presented to me.

Opened doors

It has been great to hear about my fellow students’ placements, the things they have seen and done. Some have been in nursing specialties I may not get the chance to experience as a student, which is why it is good to share our stories.

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