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Student Placement Information

Student Placement Information

Use the menu below to access your placement details, rosters and area information. You must check your placement details regularly for updates or changes.  Remember you will need your UCC email and password to access the ARC system. 

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Note that not all placement areas provide a written roster (e.g. psychiatric nursing areas), please refer to the ARC web site to see details of how to obtain rosters for these areas.

If you have any difficulties locating your roster contact the Allocations Office


Bank Holiday Entitlements

Supernumerary students

If a bank holiday falls during your practice placement you are entitled to the bank holiday off*.  Please record the bank holiday as a 6-hour shift in TMS (Timesheet Management System).

For the remainder of the bank holiday week you are only required to attend 24 hours of practice placement i.e. 2 x 12hr or 3 x 8 hrs.

Some practice placement areas that are not utilized on a regular basis may not be familiar with your bank holiday entitlements.  Therefore you may need to indicate your bank holiday entitlements in advance when you discuss your roster.

* You can request to work the bank holiday if you prefer, however you are still only required to attend 24 hours of practice placement in the bank holiday week.   

Internship students

Your entitlement to bank holidays is determined by the provisions of the Organisation of Working Time Act (1997) and the arrangements which already apply to Nurses and Midwives working in your health service provider.

Preferred Placements

Regardless of which health service provider (the hospital/health service you have been assigned to) or where you live, you will be required to travel to placements.  

Travelling to Placement

If there are any particular areas within the Munster region that you wish to complete some of your placements, you may provide us with this information via ARCweb and it will be taken into account where possible. 

NB. Please note this is not a guarantee that you will be placed where you have requested.

Clinical Assessment Process

An explanation of the Steinaker and Bell taxonomy

Assessment of clinical competence is an essential component of any health related professional program. Clinical assessment in our school currently comprises of:

  1. Each student being assigned a registered nurse/midwife clinical preceptor

  2. Preceptor and student working together in clinical practice

  3. Student and preceptor agreeing the number of competencies and level of attainment for each placement

  4. Steinaker and Bell's (1979) experiential taxonomy (exposure, participation, identification and internalization) being used to assist in identifying the level of competency and skill attainment appropriate for each year of their program.

An On-Line Support Package for trained Preceptors (Registered Nurse/Midwife), Student Nurses and Student Midwives which Provides an Over-view of the Clinical Assessment Process supported by funding from NAIRTL.

“Assessment of learning in the clinical practice environment”.

Useful resources / presentations:

Assessment of learning in the clinical practice environment
Dr Pam Parker - City University London (Author of text titled: Supporting Learning in Nursing Practice Palgrave press)

Preceptors' experiences of clinically educating and assessing undergraduate nursing students: an Irish context
Ms. Bridie McCarthy

Assessment of learning in the clinical practice environment: using an online tool to help students understand the abstract nature of Steinaker and Bell's (1979) experiential taxonomy

Professor Josephine Hegarty and Ms. Carol Condon

Formal launch of an On-Line Support Package for trained Preceptors: (Registered Nurse/Midwife), Student Nurses and Student Midwives which provides an over-view of the clinical assessment process

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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Brookfield Health Sciences Complex College Road Cork, Ireland , T12 AK54