Clinical placements

Management placement: what’s involved and how to get the most out of it

Your final clinical placement is a chance to develop leadership and decision-making skills

Your final clinical placement is a chance to develop leadership and decision-making skills

All nursing students in their final year of training are required to undertake a management placement, which is usually a minimum of 12 weeks.

Management placements are an opportunity for nursing students to become more independent and autonomous in their nursing practice, honing their leadership, management and decision-making skills.

Preparing for your first registered nurse role

As the final sign-off placement of the degree programme, this can be a challenging time for students as they prepare to enter the workforce as registered nurses.

So what does a management placement involve, and how can students get the most out of the experience?

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