Clinical placements

Emergency department placement: what nursing students can expect

The ED is a dynamic learning environment where you can develop your communication, wound management and core nursing skills, as well as help respond to emergencies

The ED is a dynamic learning environment where you can develop your communication, wound management and core nursing skills, as well as help respond to emergencies

In the third year of my nursing degree, I had no idea where I wanted to work.

Many of my peers had jobs secured and were giddy with excitement for their futures, but I felt lost. Then I had a clinical placement in the emergency department (ED) and everything changed.

The placement that shaped my career

After qualifying in 2017, I went straight into the ED as a newly registered adult nurse. My next role was with NHS 111 as a clinical adviser during the COVID-19 pandemic and I am now back

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