Placement Learning in Medical Nursing

1st Edition

A guide for students in practice


  • Maggie Maxfield
  • Michelle Parker
  • Key Features

      Placement Learning in Medical Nursing covers the following areas:

    • Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a medical nursing placement
    • Provides the principles of care, treatment and management of an individual, linking university-learned theory to clinical practice
    • Gives helpful evidence-based practice examples and resources to support placement learning
    • Identifies clinical skills that underpin care of an individual
    • Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a medical nursing placement
    • Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities
    • Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies
    • Advises on approaches to a range of situations that may arise as a student nurse
    • Adopts a case-study/patient pathway approach to consolidating learning, from pre-diagnosis, through a range of treatment options to discharge.

    Series features:

    • A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements
    • How to prepare for your placement
    • What you can expect to learn during a placement
    • Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies
    • Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio
    • Case studies that link theory with practice
    • How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement
    • Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites.


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    Bailièrre Tindall
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    About the editors

    Maggie Maxfield

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Practice Experience Facilitator, Newham University Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK

    Michelle Parker

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Consultant Nurse for Older People, Newham University Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK