Shoes for Student Nurse Placement
Student nurses are usually supplied with uniforms when going on placement. Your uniform is designed to comply with the health and safety requirements of your placement provider. Your uniform is also designed to identifying you as a nursing student to your colleagues and patients, as well as an ambassador for your university.
Your uniform is supplied in advance of your placement. Most organisations do not supply shoes for nursing students, though many do have guidelines on minimum requirements for nursing shoes for students.
As these requirements can differ for different settings, it is important to check the guidelines for your placement provider. Generally, these include a requirement for closed-toe shoes, there can also be requirements for a closed heel, as well as for anti-slip or anti-static for placement footwear. The guidelines may vary depending on the department your nursing placement will be in.
Shoes for student nurse placements are often required to be black, you can view all the nursing shoes that are available in black here.
Both non-slip and anti-static are important features in professional nursing shoes. The hospital environment can pose some risks of slips, trips, and falls. This can increase in departments where there is a chance of fluids meeting the floor. For this reason, having a high level of slip resistance is of the utmost importance to ensure your safety at work. Click here to read our ‘Slip Resistance Explained’ blog.
Anti-static and ESD features in professional footwear not only protect the wearer from static shocks but also protect hospital equipment. Footwear that does not have anti-static can cause static discharges that can damage sensitive medical equipment. Click here to read our ‘Anti-static and ESD (Electrostatic Dissipation) Explained’ blog.
Many settings stipulate that nursing student placement shoes must comply with infection control guidelines. The requirements could be for nursing shoes that can be wiped clean, or that they must be fully washable, this can depend on the department your nursing placement is in. Click here to read our ‘Washable Nursing Shoes’ blog.
As you could be on your feet for up to 12 hours, it is important that you make the right choice. Comfort is essential, you are likely to be on your feet for long periods of time during your placement, and you want your feet to feel as comfortable at the end of your shift as they do at the start. All our shoes feature shock absorption, which dissipates the kinetic energy that enters your body with each step. Many styles also include anti-fatigue memory foam insoles for maximum comfort.
What are the best student nurse placement shoes?
Styles like the ‘Patricia’ for ladies and ‘Roman’ for men, or the unisex ‘Dominique’ tick all the boxes for student nurse placement shoes. These styles are available in black, feature anti-slip, anti-static and ESD and are easily wiped clean. Above all, they are designed for maximum comfort with excellent shock absorption and memory foam insoles.
Whatever challenges you may face as a student nurse on placement, sore feet should not be an issue.
Whatever guidelines are in place for footwear for student nurses on placement in your setting, we have the shoe for you. If you need any further information or clarification to help you make the right choice, please do not hesitate to contact us with your enquiry.
Would you like to know about professional footwear more before making a choice? You may find one of the following blog articles useful:
What are the best professional shoes for your needs? Click here to read our ‘What are the best nursing shoes for you?’ blog to find out more.
What are your options for washable nursing shoes? Click here to read our ‘Washable nursing shoes & clogs’ blog to find out more.
What makes safety & occupational footwear different from regular shoes? Click here to read our ‘Safety & Occupational Footwear Explained’ blog to find out more.
Why is slip resistance important? Click here to read our ‘Slip Resistance Explained’ blog to find out more.
Do you need Anti-static or ESD? Click here to read our ‘Anti-static & ESD Explained’ blog to find out more.