Nursing elective placements

We are pleased to be able to offer elective placements to UK based pre-registration nursing students.

These placements will allow you to experience a variety of nursing practices in specialist areas. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to undertake specific skills, but you will be able to oversee experienced registered nurses working in highly specialist areas and specialist roles.

Placements can be between one and four weeks. To ensure you receive the optimal experience a maximum of two weeks per area will be allocated.

Please include any paperwork that you require completing as part of your elective experience in your application, so that we can assess if we are able to support you appropriately.

Please note that we are not able to support students applying for elective placements occurring after the sign-off placement.

How to apply

Please complete the nursing elective placements application form (Word 136Kb) and send an electronic copy to

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

More information

If you have any queries or would like further information, please email