Placements abroad

Rachel Dakin looking over Chile

Student placement in Latin America improved my nursing practice

A clinical placement in Chile highlighted the spiritual aspect of holistic care

Jessica Fichardo in Peru

Don’t underestimate the experience you’ll gain on a placement abroad

An elective placement in Peru challenged my perceptions of nursing practice – and myself

Natasha Evans on placement in Ghana

Why memories of my elective placement in Ghana will stay with me through my career

Natasha Evans on how her trip enriched her understanding of public health issues

Foreign placements make me better at my job

Student Sophie Gill says greater cultural awareness helps her support patients in the UK

Child at a training session

Planting the seeds of sepsis education

A trip to India by RCNi student award winner helped her share infection control knowledge

Refugee camp made me thankful for NHS

A nursing student describes volunteering at a refugee camp and reflects on what she learned

Be ready to act whenever someone needs help

While on a placement in Sri Lanka in her final year of training, Kirsty Wallace went to the...

Lessons from nurse education in Japan

During an exchange programme with a university in Japan, nursing students from the UK gained...

A nurse’s lesson on the importance of emotional well-being

During an elective placement in Sri Lanka, nursing student Natasha Wragg taught nurses about...


The highs and lows of an elective placement in Mexico

When three nursing students from the University of Birmingham spent four weeks in a Mexican...

Working in Sri Lanka was a confidence booster

An eye-opening placement in a developing country enhanced this student's communcation skills...


An elective in Zambia for military nursing students

Defence nurses often work internationally so must understand the global challenges to...