Leadership nursing placement: what experience will I gain?
Some students worry they will miss out on vital clinical training, but leadership skills are essential for nurses in every setting
Nursing students may question the potential for learning on a leadership placement, and wonder whether they would gain more from a placement focused solely on clinical skills.
But nurses work in a vast array of settings, and any opportunity for students to see where they practise is welcome, says Bournemouth University’s senior university practice learning adviser Paula Shepherd.
A chance to learn how healthcare is organised and delivered
When the university was offered two governance leadership placements with Health Education England (HEE) – which has since merged with NHS England – it grabbed them with both hands, she