Practice placements are an essential part of nurse training and will equip you with the skills needed for a successful nursing career.
Placements are arranged by your University. When allocating placements they will take into account your circumstances such as where you live, whether you have dependants, and whether you have access to a car. Your University will have placement information online or in your student handbook. In it, you’ll find information about claiming expenses, supervision and assessment arrangements, and what to do if you cannot attend your placement.
You may have the opportunity to go on an elective placement overseas - this will give you invaluable experience.
Our publication Helping Students Get the Best from their Practice Placement will help you think about how to get the most from your placement, explore what you can bring to your placement and what to expect in terms of learning experiences.