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Expanding student learning using patient pathways

22 September 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines the first stages of a project to address problems in the quality of students’ clinical experience after consultation with senior nurses at a...

Supporting mentors in practice

06 June 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes one university’s efforts to provide support for mentors in clinical practice by introducing learning community education advisers. It outlines...

How clinical practice placements affect professional development

07 September 2010

Emergency Nurse

A&S Science

Aim The aim of the study discussed in this article was to understand the views of nursing students undertaking practice placements in emergency departments (EDs) and...

Assessment of nursing students in practice environments

26 November 2011

Mental Health Practice


The work of nursing students in practice placements can be difficult to evaluate, and recent literature suggests that there are tensions between university staff and...

The role of the nurse specialist in placement education

11 August 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Changes in health service provision have created a shortage of practice placements for pre-registration nursing students on acute hospital wards. However, high...

A student’s experience of nursing care in a Ghanaian hospital

28 September 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes a nursing student’s experience of a four-week placement in a rural hospital in Ghana and compares aspects of the care provided to patients in...

A collaborative approach to developing student placements in care homes

29 January 2018

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

If high-quality, person-centred care is to be provided for older people with complex needs, it is essential that nurse education should aim to extend students’...

Nursing students’ experience of research during clinical placements

17 May 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Aim To investigate pre-registration nursing students’ experience of research during clinical placements, and to identify any positive aspects or barriers to gaining...

Experiences of subculture within a prison community

10 May 2011

Learning Disability Practice


This article describes the experiences of a prisoner with a mild-to-moderate learning disability and epilepsy, with whom the author worked during a student...

Using reflective practice to learn from good and bad experiences

09 June 2010

Learning Disability Practice


During a three-year nursing course, the author used Gibbs’s reflective cycle to consider two placement experiences in residential homes; one for older people, and...