Nursing studies

Travelling to a nursing placement: can I claim back costs?

As COVID-19 continues to affect clinical placements, we look at how far students should have to travel, if you can change placement and how to claim expenses

As COVID-19 continues to affect clinical placements, we look at how far students should have to travel, if you can change placement and how to claim for expenses

Are there any rules or guidelines regarding travel to placements?

Practice placements are arranged by a student’s university, says the RCN in its guidance for nursing students .

When allocating placements, the university should take into account circumstances such as where the student lives, whether they have dependants and whether they have access to a car.

Universities should have placement information available online or in a student handbook, with details about claiming expenses, supervision and assessment arrangements, and what to do if it is not possible to attend a placement.

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