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    Im on student placements at the moment (in nursing), I have 2 placements and am in my final year. Both placements make up 1 unit/module and the placements are graded. I did really well on the first placement and achieved a score of 80 as I worked very hard. On the second placement I failed and that means the unit is capped at 40 and so Ive lost the marks from the first placement.

    The first placement which I dedicated all my time to, got up at 5.30am (as they placed me 40 miles away (and wouldnt swap it) and got home after 7pm after sitting in traffic on motorways for hours). I do athletics but didnt train for 6 weeks (well only 4 times) as I chose to use the minimal hours left in the evening to study for my placement/caseload i had the next day. Still what spurred me on was knowing i was doing well and likely to get a good grade. Which I did.

    So I feel its very unfair that Ive lost all these marks and itscapped at 40 just because I failed the second placement. I know these are the rules but I still feel its extremely unfair. It feels like marks and effort have been stolen from me, Im tempted to just tell them to **** off and quit but then they wont care much about that.
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    I know it sucks, but that's the way assessments go sometimes How did you fail your second placement - is there any chance you can appeal?

    Otherwise, concentrate on the rest of the year to improve your grade.
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    I’ve seen a lot of threads on here about students failing their nursing placement.

    Why did you fail?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Im on student placements at the moment (in nursing), I have 2 placements and am in my final year. Both placements make up 1 unit/module and the placements are graded. I did really well on the first placement and achieved a score of 80 as I worked very hard. On the second placement I failed and that means the unit is capped at 40 and so Ive lost the marks from the first placement.

    The first placement which I dedicated all my time to, got up at 5.30am (as they placed me 40 miles away (and wouldnt swap it) and got home after 7pm after sitting in traffic on motorways for hours). I do athletics but didnt train for 6 weeks (well only 4 times) as I chose to use the minimal hours left in the evening to study for my placement/caseload i had the next day. Still what spurred me on was knowing i was doing well and likely to get a good grade. Which I did.

    So I feel its very unfair that Ive lost all these marks and itscapped at 40 just because I failed the second placement. I know these are the rules but I still feel its extremely unfair. It feels like marks and effort have been stolen from me, Im tempted to just tell them to **** off and quit but then they wont care much about that.
    I am sorry to hear that, but sometimes life is not fair. Do you know why you failed the second placement.

    At the end of the day no one cares whether you get a cap or a 2.2. I know you feel it personally but you have to put it behind you and move on.

    I did my return to nursing about 14 years ago and made an enemy of the tutor by some flippant comment I made. She gave me 40% for my assignment essay despite another tutor telling me it was good enough for publication. Still annoys me that but actually nobody else but me cares. I am now a seniorclinical nurse specialist in London. Look forward , we need good nurses like you. 😑😀
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    (Original post by Ishax)
    I’ve seen a lot of threads on here about students failing their nursing placement.

    Why did you fail?
    On time management (it was taking me a long time to document notes), not appearing confident in front of patients (my mentor said it was more nonverbal) and at MDT meetings one of the nurses told my mentor that she wasnt happy that I was able to summerise relevent information. Basically they saw me as dopy I has nursing assistants rolling their eyes at me I think I came across as annoying. Yet I really got on with teams in my other placements and was told I was 'brill'. I do ok academically but think Im just a slow thinker, my family have always said Im dopy.
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    (Original post by squeakysquirrel)
    I am sorry to hear that, but sometimes life is not fair. Do you know why you failed the second placement.

    At the end of the day no one cares whether you get a cap or a 2.2. I know you feel it personally but you have to put it behind you and move on.

    I did my return to nursing about 14 years ago and made an enemy of the tutor by some flippant comment I made. She gave me 40% for my assignment essay despite another tutor telling me it was good enough for publication. Still annoys me that but actually nobody else but me cares. I am now a seniorclinical nurse specialist in London. Look forward , we need good nurses like you. 😑😀
    I'l be happy ish with a 2.2, I just dont want a 3rd lol.

    Yes its odd how our performance can be great in one persons eyes yet not so good to another person. There is a lot of subjectivity to it as although we are responsible for our own learning it often depends on which mentor you get and how supportive/tolerant they are. Its about jumping their specific hoops that they set at the end of the day.
 
 
 
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