Clinical placements will continue for most students. To date, most of our partners who provide placements are continuing to support these important learning activities.
If for any reason, one of your scheduled placements is cancelled, it will be rescheduled to later in the semester/year. In the scenario where it is later in the year, you will be awarded an incomplete grade (IDM) at the end of first semester. This will not impact on your HECS or fee obligations, and the work you have completed to date will still contribute to your final grade in these courses.
We understand that these are uncertain and difficult times for many of you. Some of this uncertainty may relate to your studies, with particular focus on the security of your clinical placements, and your ability to continue the same.
Firstly, can we reassure you that the Professional Placement Office and the School of Nursing and Midwifery are aware of the current circumstances and working hard responding to these changing circumstances as they unfold.
Loss of placement
Unfortunately, some student’s placements may be cancelled by facilities as a result of COVID-19 precautionary measures.
In the situation that your placement is cancelled, you will be advised via email immediately in addition to your course coordinator to ensure that your grades are not negatively impacted.
You can be assured that our Placements office will be working with your Associate Head (Clinical) on sourcing placements for all those impacted as soon as possible. We will endeavour to provide further information to all those impacted as soon as possible.
USQ is working hard to prioritise your requirements for completion, especially in the area of clinical placements.
In your Final Semester of Study?
If you are in your final semester of study, organising clinical placements for you is our priority, and over the coming weeks we will be in touch with you to confirm your final placement/s. If you have any hours owing from previous clinical placements, it would be very helpful if you could forward that information now, so we can include those hours in our planning.