Assisting students to prepare for a clinical practice placement

Sam Louise Miller

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All students undertaking a nursing programme are required to complete clinical practice placements. These placement hours are an essential component of the training necessary to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council register and to practise as a nurse. Clinical practice placements can be stressful for students, and this can compromise their learning. Thorough preparation by the student and an understanding of the change in learning environment that accompanies a placement can reduce anxiety and improve the learning experience. This article describes the preparations a student can make to ensure a successful and educational clinical practice placement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-59
Number of pages9
JournalNursing Standard
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Clinical practice placement
  • learning objectives
  • learning outcomes
  • mentors
  • nurse education
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • nursing students
  • pre-registration nursing


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