Assisting students to prepare for a clinical practice placement

This learning module has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and was last updated in 2016.

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Duration: 01:00:00 Type: CPD modules Level: Students, Qualified Nurses

Author

Sam Louise Miller, Practice-based learning facilitator, learning and development, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, England.


Short description

All students undertaking a nursing programme in the UK are required to complete clinical practice placements. Discover what you can do to ensure a successful and educational clinical practice placement.


Detailed description

All students undertaking a nursing programme are required to complete clinical practice placements. These placement hours are an essential component of the training necessary to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council register and to practise as a nurse. Clinical practice placements can be stressful for students, and this can compromise their learning. Thorough preparation by the student and an understanding of the change in learning environment that accompanies a placement can reduce anxiety and improve the learning experience. This learning module describes the preparations a student can make to ensure a successful and educational clinical practice placement.

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