Nursing placements ranked 2nd in UK


Our nursing placements rank 2nd best in the UK for student satisfaction (Nursing Times)

Our student nurses have rated our nursing placements second in the country for student satisfaction! The results based on analysis of the National Student Survey by the Nursing Times showed that Coventry University students on average rated their placement experiences at 95.8%.

Nursing students carry out placements at hospitals and in community settings across the region, with organisations such as University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, George Elliot Hospital, in Nuneaton, and South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Third year student nurse Britt Doran knows the importance of a successful placement. She has already landed a job as a community nurse with Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, where she carried out a placement.


I do believe that the placement helped me get the job. I knew how they worked, so I knew what they wanted.

The placements have been my favourite part of my course. Practising what you have been taught in university makes you feel like a real nurse.

All my placements have helped me in different ways. It's been nice to be able to experience the different places I could potentially work, I knew from my placements that being based on a ward wasn't for me, community definitely stood out to me.

Britt Doran, student nurse

At Coventry University, we understand the importance of our students taking part in real work experience alongside their academic qualifications. Our Faculty of Health and Life Sciences students have the opportunity to engage in professional work experience to prepare them for their future careers by developing the attributes, practical skills and knowledge, sought by employers.

Placements are a vital core element of our nursing courses, and we work hard to ensure that our students get the best out of them.

The NHS may be facing many challenges but we are proud to be investing in placements for our students to prepare them to become the healthcare workers and leaders of the future and to help overcome these difficulties.

I would like to thank our partner organisations for helping to ensure our students have such a rewarding and useful experience while on placement

Professor Guy Daly, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Executive Dean – Health and Life Sciences)

The Employability and Placement Unit are here to help support students by providing access to suitable work placements, and offering advice on how to get the most out of them.

The Faculty has well-established relationships with employers, professional bodies and research organisations to deliver students with relevant placements and career development opportunities.

We are proud of our student nurses and see them as crucial members of our teams.

We work in partnership with Coventry University to ensure placements are beneficial for our student nurses, that they are well supported by other colleagues and they get to experience just how rewarding nursing can be first hand

Nina Fraser, chief nursing officer at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

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