Placements: how students can prepare, survive and thrive

Lecturer Sam Humphrey sets out a strategy for all created from his personal experience

Lecturer Sam Humphrey sets out his tried and tested strategy for nursing students on how to benefit from placements

  • Placement experiences are there for you to learn and grow as a nurse, says the pocket guide author
  • They are a chance to develop confidence while under supportive supervision, so make the most of them
  • Makes notes on what is useful and questions you still have, also on keys points that occur to you before, during and after placements

What can I do to be ready for placement?

This is a question I am asked a lot, particularly by students in their first year preparing


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