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Practical work experience is at the heart of all SHU courses and is delivered through placements in relevant workplaces.  We work in partnership with NHS Trusts, Local Authorities and many private, independent and voluntary sector providers to provide the required experience for our students.

Your placement attendance, learning and practice will be an assessed part of your course. Attendance on mandatory placements is compulsory that means you must complete at least 2300 hours of placement learning in line with current Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards.

On placement, you work with experts, professionals and service users gaining experience, and developing your knowledge and skills for people with a wide range of health and social care needs.  Your placements will cover a variety of settings, working with people with physical and mental health issues across the whole life span.

 You will develop your confidence in using your core skills in traditional and emerging areas of practice; enhancing your employability on completion of the course. During your time on placement, your experience will reflect the working times of the team you work with on placement.  This may involve shift work including weekends, evenings and nights.  It may be necessary to travel to or live near the placements.

This page provides students and clinical partners with key information needed to prepare for and get the most out of practical work experience. Follow the link below to find shared information to help any student approach preparation for placement from a learning perspective. Within this profession specific pages, you will find more clinically focused support and guidance for your area.

Preparation for Practice Learning, Pre-Registration Nursing Programmes - Mandatory Requirements

You must complete the mandatory requirements successfully before commencing placement

Supernumerary Status

Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) Links

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