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I’m in my first year of university and I’m doing nursing, my placement are 12 weeks all together for this year and I am supposed to do 678 hours my first placement was 6 weeks and the second one would also be 6 weeks and lastly the third one will also be 6 weeks, I am supposed to go in for 3 days every week, I was wondering if I do extra days (like one day extra) just so I don’t end up doing my placement in August would that be allowed?
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You’d need to check your own uni’s placement policy/ contact their placement team as each uni’s stances regarding placement can vary quite significantly

From personal knowledge, a lot of the uni’s I know of will not let you do over a certain number of hours per week, and no more days than stipulated on your rota.

It’s probably better to get your uni & placement area’s viewpoint - none of us on here would want to give you inaccurate information
Good luck with placement!
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You're expected to do 37.5 hours a week as a student and max you're allowed to do is usually 48 hours. If your 3 shifts a week are 12 hours then that's only 36 hours - as long as you ask, many placements are ok with you doing an extra every so often to boost your hours.
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I’m not sure if I fully get your question here, are you wanting to work over on your placements so you don’t need to attend another entire block of placement?
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I’m not sure if I fully get your question here, are you wanting to work over on your placements so you don’t need to attend another entire block of placement?
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It is unlikely that your university will allow this tbh.
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wont happen and a bad idea to lose a placement.
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It is unlikely that your university will allow this tbh.
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wont happen and a bad idea to lose a placement.
I don't know about other universities, but Chester pencils in a retrieval placement over the summer (or January for March cohorts) for those who haven't quite achieved everything during the 3 compulsory placements, including being short on hours. If you've achieved everything in your documents and have completed all your hours then you naturally don't have to do the retrieval placement over the summer. (This is how I'd read it as being the case. May be wrong.) If this is the case for OP then I'd encourage OP to avoid the faff of doing a placement they otherwise wouldn't have to do.
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wont happen and a bad idea to lose a placement.
I understand it’s a bad idea to lose a placement but then that mean I get no holiday in the summer which as a nursing student I believe is very important especially with all the work we do
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I understand it’s a bad idea to lose a placement but then that mean I get no holiday in the summer which as a nursing student I believe is very important especially with all the work we do
If it's a compulsory placement rather than a retrieval one, then tough luck you have to do it - the university have already agreed these hours with the NMC. (if it's a retrieval one, you're ok... but it's beginning to sound like it's compulsory one.)
You are entitled to holidays, however you will already have them allocated over the year by the university and not always over the typical summer holiday period.
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