Placement Learning in Surgical Nursing :A guide for students in practice

Author By Karen Holland, BSc(Hons), MSc, CertEd, SRN

and Michelle Roxburgh, MSc, SPQ, RNT, RGN


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Placement Learning in Surgical Nursing



      • Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a surgical placement
      • Provides an introduction to the principles of care, treatment and management of an individual undergoing surgery, linking university-learned theory to clinical practice
      • Gives helpful evidence-based practice examples and resources to support placement learning
      • Identifies clinical skills that underpin care of a person undergoing surgery
      • Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a surgical nursing placement
      • Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities
      • Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies
      • Discusses the possible challenges that may arise during a surgical placement and advises on approaches to a range of situations
      • Adopts a case study/patient pathway approach to learning, from pre-admission to discharge.

      Series features:

      • A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements
      • How to prepare for your placement
      • What you can expect to learn during a placement
      • Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies
      • Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio
      • Case studies that link theory with practice
      • How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement
      • Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites.


By Karen Holland, BSc(Hons), MSc, CertEd, SRN

, Professorial Fellow, School of Nursing, University of Salford, Salford, UK and Michelle Roxburgh, MSc, SPQ, RNT, RGN, Lecturer in Nursing, Stirling University, Department of Nursing & Midwifery, Stirling, UK


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