Clinical placements

Student life - An eye-opening placement

As nursing students at the University of Huddersfield we are required to undertake a...

Starting out - Confidence to speak up for patients is one of my most valuable lessons

During a clinical placement on an emergency department in my third year of training, a...

Starting out - My first real-life resuscitation left me feeling proud but also sad

I was on clinical placement in an emergency department when a priority call came in...

Starting out - When I empathised with a patient’s embarrassment, his spirits lifted

My first placement in hospital was on an older people’s rehabilitation ward.

Starting out - Difficult placement taught me how to challenge prejudice in practice

During a clinical placement, I realised some staff had judgemental attitudes and beliefs...

Starting out - Placement in a major trauma ward taught me how to think innovatively

While on placement on a noisy trauma ward, I noticed how much trouble patients often had...

Starting out - My experience as a psychiatric patient has made me a better nurse

Starting my first placement in a psychiatric unit, I was struck by a mixture of fear,...

Student life - The world is your oyster

A work placement in the city of Pittsburgh in the United States gave nursing student Deborah...

Starting out - More knowledge about dementia will give nurses vital resilience

During one care home shift, an especially demanding resident stretched both my personal...

Starting out - Compassion should be at the heart of every nursing task, big or small

While researching the nurse-patient relationship for an assignment in my first year of...

Starting out - Sharing stories is a sure route to delivering person-centred care

During the first year of nurse training, my first placement was at a day care centre for...

Starting out - Being in a patient’s home helped me understand the story of their life

One of my most memorable training experiences occurred on a placement with a community...

Starting out - Make time for every conversation: your patient’s care depends on it

While on clinical placement in my first year of training, I spent three days gaining extra...

Starting out - Introducing myself helped improve patients’ experience and wellbeing

My management placement in the final year of training was on a trauma and orthopaedic ward....

Starting out - Everyone should have a placement involving people with disabilities

In my first year of nurse training, I had a clinical placement at a special needs school in...

Starting out - A familiar face can be reassuring in a ward with high staff turnover

During my first year as a nursing student, a clinical placement on an acute medical ward had...

Starting out - Mobile check proved importance of oral hygiene for patients and staff

I was on clinical placement at a community hospital when an initiative to improve patients’...

Starting out - I learned safeguarding is not just for extreme cases, but everyday care

Before I started my nursing degree, all my knowledge of safeguarding had come from high-...

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