Self-rostering on placements: should students be able to choose their shifts?
Planning ahead, reducing stress and anxiety – the arguments for self-rostering are gaining support and are difficult to ignore
When WeStudentNurses held its first Student Nurse Mental Health Day in May 2019, one of the common themes that emerged was the stress and anxiety caused by not having an advanced rota for our clinical placements.
Not knowing in advance what shifts you will be working makes it difficult to plan ahead. In a follow-up survey with 616 student respondents, 89% said that not having an advanced rota had a negative effect on their mental health.
Rota uncertainty has a negative effect on mental health
As well as causing issues with childcare or other caring responsibilities, it can
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