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We work with a range of hospitals that are often short staffed with significant patient loads. As such and subject to experience and clinical skills, nursing students can find themselves involved with treatment and patient care very quickly. Under resourced wards can also mean a return to the basics of your nursing education, treating conditions and caring for patients without familiar levels of equipment or supplies.
There is also a great opportunity to see cases that are seldom, if ever, found in the UK. Whether you are interested in tropical diseases such as malaria, leprosy or dengue fever, or wish to focus on specific areas like HIV counselling or paediatric intensive care, this is a great chance to develop your nursing skills.
Unfortunately cost, distance and a lack of education in resource-poor countries means patients regularly present themselves with diseases or pathologies that have advanced to a critical stage. The chance to witness and treat these conditions will undoubtedly teach you new skills and enhance your understanding of disease progression.
Our nursing student elective placements are specifically tailored to all branches of nursing and are designed to meet the requirements of all major British nursing schools.
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We tailor each placement to match the requirements a student nurse has so if you know there is a particular area you are interested in, we can offer lots of flexible options for you.
If, like many, you have no idea what you want to do, the Operations Manager assigned to your elective can give you some great advice. They have visited each of the hospitals and clinics in your destination and can help you work out what would be the most beneficial experience for you.
We regularly place student nurses who want to specialise in niche areas as well as others that wanted a broader experience in several departments. We've worked with nurses who were keen to get involved in outreach projects abroad, as well as those that wanted to work as part of a smaller clinical team. Whatever it is you are interested in, we will undoubtedly have something that will work.Frequently asked questions
OUR PAEDIATRIC PLACEMENTS
Through our programme there are a huge variety of placements in the field of paediatrics. These often involve working in extremely busy and understaffed wards, giving you amazing opportunities to practice and hone your skills.
Our placements cover a range of different options including working in ICU with cases such as respiratory disease, neurological conditions, tropical disease, viral infections and communicable disease.
In addition there are opportunities to focus on paediatric oncology or get involved in outreach work in rural communities.
OUR ADULT NURSING PLACEMENTS
We offer the opportunity to experience frontline care in a range of departments. These include 24-hour A&E that deal with anything from severe malaria to major trauma and RTAs, or critical care environments offering a range of pre- and post- operative treatments.
Bespoke placements are also available in general medicine departments, where you can witness a huge variety of unusual pathologies and disease, such as dengue fever and leptospirosis. These often co-exist with more recognisable aliments like cardio respiratory problems and malaria.
I have gained a huge amount of experience in tropical diseases and nursing in an environment where resources are not as readily available as they are at home
Mia Daldry, King's College London 2014Read More
WTW have good relationships with the hospitals and work with them to organise the best placement
Lucy Pearson, De Montfort University 2014Read More
It has made me reflect on what kind of nurse I want to become and what nursing really means.
Adrienne Day, Griffith University 2014Read More