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    Could you tell me about your placement after you've done it? Thanks If you remember lol

    Yeahh I will if you want

    I finish in 3 weeks.. so just PM me or ask in this thread to remind me if you haven't heard anything!
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    (Original post by Subcutaneous)
    what sort of paperwork do you have to do?

    Every uni is different really, so i cant give much advice. Up here we have an asessment of practice record, with learning outcomes we have to achieve, and show we've achieved through evidence in our portfolio etc, and the mentors sign us off.

    We also have a clinical skills book aswell
    When you say evidence in your portfolio - is that relections? we haven't been told anything about portfolios in Uni yet!

    We have 3 booklets - 1 they told us we wouldn't do a lot of the things as its only our first placement but might be able to do basic things like: bed bathing a patient or taking them to the toilet but I wont even complete basic things on this placement. Not sure what the 2 other booklets include I will have to ask for the folder tomorrow - I don't want to be annoying but I want to make sure all the paper work is done ok! I know she wont even want to look at it till last minute though. Shall I just say 'i was wondering if it says what things i have to achieve for this placement?!'

    I have the clinical skills book but most of it like blood pressure, etc wont really apply to this placement!

    Went with the DN this morning and have learnt more with her in one morning than i have with the HV's in one week but suppose it's such a different area.
    Went on 5 different visits mainly catheter care and dressings for ulcers! and saw an injection in the bum! I wish i was placed with her I'm gonna see if I can do another day with the DN before I go!
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    Any mental health nurses about?
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    (Original post by sauce)
    Any mental health nurses about?
    Hello!
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    (Original post by smilee172)
    Hello!
    heya! Are u doing dipHe or a degree in Mental Health Nursing chuck? Thinking of doing a degree in it and wondering what placements we get as a student etc
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    heya! Are u doing dipHe or a degree in Mental Health Nursing chuck? Thinking of doing a degree in it and wondering what placements we get as a student etc
    I did dipHE for 2 years and then transferred to the degree. I got a degree. There is no difference in placements between dip and degree. The placements could be anything - we had forensic, community, assertive outreach, acute inpatient, elderly inpatient, drug and alcohol services, rehab, child and adolescent, crisis team, etc etc list is endless!
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    (Original post by smilee172)
    I did dipHE for 2 years and then transferred to the degree. I got a degree. There is no difference in placements between dip and degree. The placements could be anything - we had forensic, community, assertive outreach, acute inpatient, elderly inpatient, drug and alcohol services, rehab, child and adolescent, crisis team, etc etc list is endless!
    So did you enter your dipHE with GCSEs only?? How did u go about transfering to the degree
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    heya! Are u doing dipHe or a degree in Mental Health Nursing chuck? Thinking of doing a degree in it and wondering what placements we get as a student etc
    so far...
    acute male 18-65
    resource centre
    neuro ward. 18-65/75
    functional emi ward
    emi cpns
    currently challenging behaviour dementia ward.

    hope this helps
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    (Original post by herbal bug)
    so far...
    acute male 18-65
    resource centre
    neuro ward. 18-65/75
    functional emi ward
    emi cpns
    currently challenging behaviour dementia ward.

    hope this helps
    Cool Do you do various shifts across night/day? Are you doing the degree level or dipHE?
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    Cool Do you do various shifts across night/day? Are you doing the degree level or dipHE?
    Doing the degree.
    I do varied shifts as it makes it more fun.
    so any earlies: 7am-3pm to lates from 1.30-9.30pm
    also keele specify a minimum of 4 nights per placement in years two and three.

    however on my last placement, i did 8.30-5pms as thats the only shifts offered in the community.
    any more questions? x
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    (Original post by herbal bug)
    Doing the degree.
    I do varied shifts as it makes it more fun.
    so any earlies: 7am-3pm to lates from 1.30-9.30pm
    also keele specify a minimum of 4 nights per placement in years two and three.

    however on my last placement, i did 8.30-5pms as thats the only shifts offered in the community.
    any more questions? x
    How long is each "placement"?
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    How long is each "placement"?
    it depends on each university.
    mine is typically 11 weeks.
    boken up with a/l and a few weeks in university.
    add me on msn if you want? it may be easier then posting x
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    (Original post by sauce)
    How long is each "placement"?

    lol how long is a piece of string!

    Mine can range from a day to 20 weeks
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    (Original post by Subcutaneous)
    lol how long is a piece of string!

    Mine can range from a day to 20 weeks
    sorry, i did say i dont really know these things! :p:
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    So did you enter your dipHE with GCSEs only?? How did u go about transfering to the degree
    I got accepted onto the course purely based on my GCSEs and interview. I transferred at the end of 2nd year - at my uni if you had a 65% average and had taken the extra research module, and chosen an extra one on top of that, then we could transfer. All we had to do was fill in a form. I'm glad I've done it now but at the time I was living off £70 a month as you no longer get as much bursary, so it was awful at the time!
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    (Original post by smilee172)
    I got accepted onto the course purely based on my GCSEs and interview. I transferred at the end of 2nd year - at my uni if you had a 65% average and had taken the extra research module, and chosen an extra one on top of that, then we could transfer. All we had to do was fill in a form. I'm glad I've done it now but at the time I was living off £70 a month as you no longer get as much bursary, so it was awful at the time!
    aww!! Dont you get student loans and stuff which makes it about the same in terms of money? 70 a month sounds awful
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    aww!! Dont you get student loans and stuff which makes it about the same in terms of money? 70 a month sounds awful
    The same? Aah not at all. I got a loan of about £1000 so no!!
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    The same? Aah not at all. I got a loan of about £1000 so no!!
    omg! i cant believe they can bloody do that to someone.grr.
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    (Original post by Holamigo)
    I personally wouldn't want to do midwifery until I have had children myself.. i'm going to be spending a lot of time with a few different midwives on my placement and in antenatal classes! It is interesting but I think having more experience before going into midwifery would be best! That's just in my opinion. . . It used to be that you had to do Nursing first then Midwifery I think it should still be that way tbh.
    As a midwifery student I would disagree

    Midwife is just a specialised branc of nursing, starting the course at 18 is no different to starting nursing at 18, many people do start midwifery in life after discovering a passion for it after having their own children it is true, but it doesn't make them better students then those of us who started young.

    There is a reason why direct entry midwifery is much more common now and that is because it works. I don't see why I should go through adult nursing first when I know all along I want to do midwifery, a waste of money and time. Not to mention the 18month conversion course is nowhere near enough time to pick up and be competant in all midwifery skills
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    As a midwifery student I would disagree

    Midwife is just a specialised branc of nursing, starting the course at 18 is no different to starting nursing at 18, many people do start midwifery in life after discovering a passion for it after having their own children it is true, but it doesn't make them better students then those of us who started young.

    There is a reason why direct entry midwifery is much more common now and that is because it works. I don't see why I should go through adult nursing first when I know all along I want to do midwifery, a waste of money and time. Not to mention the 18month conversion course is nowhere near enough time to pick up and be competant in all midwifery skills

    So you're saying midwives who've done the 18month course are not as competant as you and don't have the skills..

    Thats quite a big generalisation to make
 
 
 
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