Innovative placement allocation model for pre-registration student nurses

JA Leigh, S Bulpitt, S Dean, S Drury, N Finnigan, p Hill, N Fishburn, p Hill, S O'Flannagan, C Savin, H Winder, N Withnell

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Student nurses need a variety of high quality practice placements to prepare them for qualification yet, in reality, this can be difficult to achieve. A practice placement allocation model has enabled one university and its partner healthcare organisations to shift from a traditional, process-led system to a robust, proactive, student-focused approach. The model is based on partnership concepts including advance planning of student placements and clear lines of communication. It has resulted in 100% of first-year students taking part in a new fundamentals of care placement and received positive feedback from students and mentors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-22
Number of pages3
JournalNursing Times
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sept 2014


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