If for any reason one of your scheduled placements is cancelled or paused, it will be rescheduled as soon as possible. We work with health services to ensure placements are disrupted as little as possible and re-started as soon as possible. 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.
The Professional Placement Office and the School of Nursing and Midwifery are aware of the current circumstances and are working hard responding to these changing circumstances as they unfold.
Getting vaccinated (where possible and as soon as possible) will help ensure that your placement experiences are not disrupted. Vaccination is a crucial part of the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ensure you upload evidence of your vaccinations to InPlace as soon as you receive each dose of the vaccine.
Loss of placement
Unfortunately, some student’s placements may be cancelled by facilities as a result of COVID-19 precautionary measures, including having full COVID-19 vaccination status.
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.
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.
USQ is working hard to prioritise your requirements for completion, especially in the area of clinical placements.
If you have any other questions or concerns please contact HES.firstname.lastname@example.org or your course examiner.
Should you have any concerns about your upcoming clinical placement requirements, please contact the Professional Placements team at email@example.com