Nursing elective placements

We're delighted to give students on UK undergraduate nursing programmes the opportunity to undertake an elective placement with us.

These elective placements are offered during August to September and January to February for a one to four week period. Places are limited and availability depends on the demand from our partner universities - King's College London and London South Bank University, as our hosted students take priority.

Type of learning opportunities

Specialties offered in adult placements include accident and emergency, cardiac, critical care, older-adult care, medicine, renal, surgery and theatres.

The Evelina London Children's Hospital can offer placements to paediatric nursing students in specialties including accident and emergency, cardiac, general medicine, intensive care, renal and surgery.

Information about applications

  • Applications for placements from August to September 2017 will open from Monday March 6 to Monday March 20 2017
  • Applications for a placement from January to February 2017 will open for two weeks from Monday 5 September to Monday 19 September 2016.

Elective applications are reviewed by our elective learning opportunities panel bi-annually. The applications are made anonymous and are marked separately by two panel members. The decision of the panel is final. Applicants will be notified within three weeks of the closing date of the outcome. Unsuccessful applicants may request feedback and are welcome to re-apply in the next round.

Successful applicants will be made a provisional offer that will be subject to:

  • occupational health clearance
  • CRB disclosure
  • a satisfactory reference from their personal tutor.

How do I apply?

For nursing electives, please complete the nursing elective placements application form (Word 77Kb).

Please email an electronic copy to

Please note completing the form does not guarantee you a placement.

If you are offered a place and you do not wish to accept please inform Ruth immediately.

Successful applicants are welcome to apply for hospital accommodation however places are limited and hospital staffs are prioritised.

If you would like to make an enquiry about cost and availability, please contact the accommodation office.

  • Guy's: 020 7188 0440
  • St Thomas': 020 7188 0276