Our newly qualified band 5 nurses undertake both the Trust’s preceptorship programme and the acute care skills programme which helps the development of clinical skills and knowledge.
We use simulation training in each of the programmes where our students can practice and learn essential skills, for example IV administration.
All new nursing staff can take part in the newly qualified band 5 rotation programme. The two-year programme consists of three eight month placements which cover general and specialist ward areas as well as intensive care (PICU), neonatal intensive care unit, A&E, community, and theatres and recovery.
This mix of clinical experience allows our newly qualified nurses to consolidate their learning and gain a broad skill set for their future as an Evelina London staff nurse.