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A student nurse or nursing associate will experience a range of placements as part of their academic programme. Social care offers a fantastic opportunity for learning and can support development of nursing professions in person-centred practice and professional autonomy.
The following resources develop understanding of nursing placements within social care settings, and may be particularly relevant to employers, students and the education provider.
NEW GUIDANCE: Developing nursing placement opportunities in social care
Social care nursing placements offer a wealth of opportunities with employers and practice learning partners playing a key role in supporting students to reach their full potential in developing their knowledge and skills within the learning environment.
With an ongoing demand for nurses and nursing associates within the sector there is a need to increase placement capacity. This guidance is aimed at employers and those considering hosting students to help them navigate the process of linking in with higher education institutions and highlights the benefits that there are for employers in hosting students.
It’s been developed in collaboration with:
View the guidance
We’ll be discussing this guidance during our webinar on Tuesday 30 January 2024. If you have any questions or want to find out more, please .
Supporting the understanding of nursing placements within social care. This guide is aimed at social care employers, student nurses and higher education providers.
大象传媒 in consultation with Nursing and Midwifery Council, Royal College of Nursing, Queens Nursing Institute and Registered Nursing Home Association have developed the following guidance to support and clarify social care practice experience opportunities within the sector.
The descriptions introduce what can be offered within this type of placement setting. Each description has been mapped to the so that student nurses can see how the experience they gain in these settings correlates with their learning.
Download each individual social care seting:
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