Training to be a nurse or midwife
We provide high quality clinical placements for 600 children’s and adult nursing and midwifery students from King’s College London and London South Bank University.
Half of the time training to be a nurse or midwife is spent in clinical placements. Because of the size and nature of our hospitals, students can experience a wide range of specialist areas.
Many of our nursing and midwifery staff are qualified mentors, who strive to mould the future workforce of their profession. Our mentors adapt their approach to mentorship to meet the needs of individual students and ensure that students' time here is positive and productive.
Students are supported by a practice educator and clinical teacher, who run weekly sessions. During these sessions, speakers from a variety of clinical backgrounds lecture students on their specialties - an opportunity that's not necessarily available elsewhere.
Professions learning together
As we train students from a number of professions, our nursing and midwifery students can attend educational sessions with those from other disciplines. By learning from one another, examining each others' roles and responsibilities and developing a collaborative approach to working, student nurses and midwives get to understand other professions and the importance of team working in providing excellent health care.
Students are allocated placements at Guy’s and St Thomas' once they have started their university course.