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We know from the literature and our own research on the Beyond Competence project that students who are new to clinical placements may find this period daunting and stressful. Below are some resources that were put together by students to help you get off to a good start and provide some friendly advice to get you through the first few weeks.

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Find out more about resources related to nursing placements.

What we did

Through interviews, an online student survey, workshops and conference presentations, healthcare students supported our project and came up with a number of ideas and suggestions for supporting newcomers during their early clinical placements.

We hope you will find the resources we have developed together with students useful.

Expect everything and anything, because you don’t know what you’re going to get...I think you’ve just got to keep optimistic and open-minded and go with the flow.

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