I'm currently getting ready to apply for my nursing degree. I understand you do 6 weeks placement and 6 weeks at uni. My issue is I have a 3 year old daughter who goes to school at that point and I have no one to pick her up but myself.
Would placements be understanding of this and uni? I don't want to apply if they say I can't. Just wondering are they flexible and understanding of people that have to get their children from school ?
NEED advice on placement for nursing degree Watch
- Thread Starter
- 24-01-2017 23:52
- 28-01-2017 19:30
Where are you applying to uni?
All universities have their class time and placement blocks at different times. Mine is 6 weeks in class 6 weeks in placement, whereas other universities may do 12 weeks in class and then 8 weeks on placement for example.
And you're told at the beginning of the course that although people can be flexible, you can't expect certain shifts or to leave early etc for childcare as it wouldn't be fair on those who don't have children.
You also need to experience all different working shifts whilst doing placements.
You'll be expected to work weekdays, weekends, nights, long days and half days.
It's incredibly hard and you'll need an arrangement in place to help you.
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