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Praying while having placements

Can we pray our Salahs during nursing placements? I believe placements are 12 hour long and surely this is acceptable!!


Thank you in advance 🌟
Original post by sryan3
Can we pray our Salahs during nursing placements? I believe placements are 12 hour long and surely this is acceptable!!
Thank you in advance 🌟

You'll need to discuss this situation with the necessary hospital health trust as each hospital trusts have there own rules and regulations about this sort of thing as they might grant you the time to pray but will be up to the individual hospitals. Ask advice as well from the university about this okay.

@Emily_B
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Original post by sryan3
Can we pray our Salahs during nursing placements? I believe placements are 12 hour long and surely this is acceptable!!
Thank you in advance 🌟

RN here, who works shifts. I'm not religious, but my workplace expecting me to stay on the ward for the full 13 hour day shift or 12 hour night shift would be illegal. We're legally entitled to our breaks, as are all staff and our students.
As for praying time, I'm sure that accommodating time during the working day to pray would be acceptable. As for how this is accommodated, you'd need to talk to the university and the NHS trust/health board. Personally, I wouldn't want to stop a student from observing religious and cultural practices such as praying - I'd want to accommodate that as well as the best learning opportunities.
My ward is located right next door to the hospital spiritual care centre - we occasionally have patients whose relatives will take them to the spiritual care centre to pray (outside of meal times and when services for various religions are happening) but I've never had that happen with a colleague hence why I say to talk to placement areas.
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Reply 3
Original post by Emily_B
RN here, who works shifts. I'm not religious, but my workplace expecting me to stay on the ward for the full 13 hour day shift or 12 hour night shift would be illegal. We're legally entitled to our breaks, as are all staff and our students.
As for praying time, I'm sure that accommodating time during the working day to pray would be acceptable. As for how this is accommodated, you'd need to talk to the university and the NHS trust/health board. Personally, I wouldn't want to stop a student from observing religious and cultural practices such as praying - I'd want to accommodate that as well as the best learning opportunities.
My ward is located right next door to the hospital spiritual care centre - we occasionally have patients whose relatives will take them to the spiritual care centre to pray (outside of meal times and when services for various religions are happening) but I've never had that happen with a colleague hence why I say to talk to placement areas.


Thanks for sharing this information! It was very useful and when I do begin my placements I’ll definitely discuss this !! Really appreciate it 🌟
i thought there was a catch up prayer if you had to miss one or more. Qada prayer . nursing has a long history in islam.
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Original post by paul.barlow08
i thought there was a catch up prayer if you had to miss one or more. Qada prayer . nursing has a long history in islam.


Yeah there is a catch-up prayer, Qada. But if we are there for long periods of time surely they would let us pray? I've seen on Tik tok student nurses praying and staff in general when they do a day in the life! But of course I thought it might be best to ask someone here 🩷

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