Ensuring nursing students can prepare, survive and thrive on placements
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Ensuring nursing students can prepare, survive and thrive on placements

Sam Humphrey @SamRNLD Lecturer in learning disability nursing, De Montfort University, Leicester

Lecturer Sam Humphrey sets out his tried and tested strategy

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 to face different placement areas. I can still distinctly remember my first placements and how conscious I was of trying to make a good impression– I was being assessed after all. I would carry a notebook around with me and make notes on anything and everything I thought was useful, particularly questions I wasn’t sure of the answer to.

Learning Disability Practice. 25, 1, 11-12. doi: 10.7748/ldp.25.1.11.s4

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