Elective Student Placements

Applying for a placement

The Royal Marsden is committed to developing our future workforce by giving student nurses the opportunity to work with and learn from dedicated, compassionate, and highly skilled teams.

We have supported elective student nurses from all over the UK/EU and North America, and welcomed some back as Newly Qualified Nurses. We have numerous clinical areas that support students, including:

  • ICU
  • Theatres
  • Surgical
  • Medical wards
  • OPD
  • Ambulatory Care

We organise our elective placements to start from July-September, with the placement lasting a minimum of four weeks.

In order to apply for a placement, we require students to send us a letter outlining their previous experiences, rationale for completing a placement at the Royal Marsden, as well as available dates for elective experience. This should be sent to clinical.education@rmh.nhs.uk.

Currently, we aim to offer up to 10 placements a year (this is reviewed on an annual basis).

We look forward to hearing from you.