On Day One, the student nurses meet the nurse tutor in Reception at 09.00. After day one; students attend three 11.6 hour shifts Monday through Friday starting at 07.45 until 19.20. This includes 31 hour clinical experience and 4 hours reflective time (onsite). Breaks are included in the hours. Off-duties are arranged with the Clinical Nurse Manager on the student’s allocated ward. Alternative schedules are available.
Bank Holiday weeks: Two 11.6 shifts as noted above and one 5.4 hour shift of 07.45-13.15
TCD students attend the Day Hospital, Monday through Friday 08.00 to 16.00. Student attending their Care of the Older Person placement attend as noted above
All breaks are thirty minutes. Breakfast break should at a time to facilitate participation in the Drug Round.
The staff restaurant is located in St Mary's Hospital and is open from 0900hrs to 1430hrs (hot food is available only during these times) and is open is the afternoon from 1500hrs to 1530hrs (for tea and coffee only). Vending machines are available in the hospital and PPCNU for hot drinks and healthy snacks. Break rooms in the PPCNU have a special refrigerator for staff to store their own meals and a microwave is also available.
Attendance is 100%. If unable to attend your placement, please contact the Nurse Tutor’s Office (01) 625 0303 by 08.30 (you may leave a message). The student nurse must also inform the university as per individual guideline