Gaining experience in real clinical settings enables students to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom. During the placement, students will be supported by practice supervisors and assessors.

Where do placements take place?

Placements will involve looking after patients with a wide variety of needs in various settings. This may be in a large teaching hospital, a smaller district general hospital, a community setting or a prison. The placements may be NHS, voluntary or independent organisations.

Our placement locations

Placements can be in a range of settings across the East Midlands. These can cover Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. Students will have variable journey times during the course of their training. Students will be required to complete some training at nights or at weekends as many services provide 24 hour care. 

Skills gained

While on placement student nurses are exposed to real world applications of the skills they have been taught in Clinical skills labs such as how to take observations and A to E assessments. As well as learning from current qualified staff, students will work alongside students in different years and from other universities to create a dynamic learning environment. Students are expected to get involved with personal care as well as learn how to plan care for their patients and how to become an effective member of the multidisciplinary team. In order to do this students learn how to create and maintain appropriate therapeutic relationships and how to communicate care needs at different levels, depending on who they are speaking with.  

Practice Assessor and supervisor information

Where do I find information about supporting a student with a disability? 

RCN dyslexia toolkit

Supporting Neurodiverse students

How do I raise a concern about a student or a practice placement?

The process for raising concerns about a practice placement or a student are intended to provide an effective means for identifying and dealing with concerns.

Raise a concern about a student

Raise a concern about a practice placement



For information on practice assessor documentation and resources see MYEPLG.

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