There are 6 to 8 placements over two years, each lasting from 4 to 10 weeks, completing a total of 1,80 hours of clinical practice. This includes an Elective Placement and a final, management placement.
You will experience a range of settings including medical, surgical, acute care and community nursing. Placements will be in NHS trusts and local private or independent healthcare providers, mainly across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
During placements, you will be supported by experienced practice assessors and practice supervisors and participate in student forums via clinical supervision.
There is an Elective Placement in the second year which you will arrange yourself, with some support from the School. This is an opportunity to get a deeper understanding of nursing, in an area that you're most interested in personally.
Previous students have spent their Elective Placement in another country, the prison service, or neonatal units. A small number of students have also been successful in finding a placement with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Department of Health and Social Care
Please note that the Elective Placement is self-funded.