Students in a hospital setting for BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) placements
Fifty per cent of your time throughout your three years will be spent on placement. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) guidelines state that you must have experience of 24 hours of care. You will therefore be expected to work shifts, which will include 7am starts, late shifts and long days.
Practice placements are in a variety of settings, both within hospitals and the community. Placements are based throughout the South West region, to maximise the range of experience you will gain throughout your course. Therefore you may need to live away from home during your placement.
If you are in receipt of an NHS bursary, and are not an assisted/seconded student, you may be able to claim your travel expenses, which will be paid in arrears. If you are an assisted or seconded student you will need to contact their employer/sponsor to see if additional funds for travel expenses can be negotiated. 
Please note that there is an expectation that you will need to access a top up student loan in order to help you succeed on the course. Visit the Student Finance England website.
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Some examples of the range of placement settings you could experience are:
  • School nurse
  • Community hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery ward
  • District nurse placement
  • Coronary care (DGH)
  • Day case surgery ward
  • Emergency medical unit
  • Gynaecology surgery
  • Nursing home
  • NHS walk-in centre
  • Prison service
  • General surgery
  • Medical ward
  • Intensive care​