HYBRID EVENT: You can participate in person at Baltimore, Maryland, USA or Virtually from your home or work.

8th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 17-19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA

October 17 -19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA
NWC 2023

Diversifying the learning opportunities available for pre-registration learners through hybrid leadership placements. An opportunity for further international exchange

Speaker at Nursing Conference - Lee Caiger
University of Chester, United Kingdom
Title : Diversifying the learning opportunities available for pre-registration learners through hybrid leadership placements. An opportunity for further international exchange


The Corporate Placement Expansion Project is a workstream within a successful Enabling Effective Learning Environments (EELE) programme, working across a sub-region of Northwest England, hosted by the University of Chester. The overall philosophy of this NHS England funded project is to expand the practice learning opportunities available for students undertaking pre-registration healthcare programmes, including Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals.
Placement capacity is an ongoing challenge for universities delivering pre-registration health-related programmes. Enabling Effective Learning Environments (EELE) aims to expand placement capacity as well as diversifying the learning opportunities available.
The University of Chester and EELE Team have created learning opportunities across the practice learning network. Within this placement, learners participate in activities such as projects, participating in forums and committees, as well as contributing to teaching and simulation. Learners also have the opportunity to gain an understanding into nursing roles within education and at strategic levels. As such learners have the opportunity to contribute to network-level activity across practice learning network.
The EELE team have tailored the learning experience to fit their organisation, with areas utilising a hybrid model (virtual and face-to-face). This has enabled learners to become immersed in live projects regionally, nationally and beyond.
During the placement, learners engage in collaborative work with key individuals within the placement area to generate and complete projects, with the aim of improving and enhancing service provision and resources. While also supporting the development of key nursing skills for pre-registration nurses, such as; communication, leadership, delegation and networking skills.

AudienceTake Away Notes:

  • The presentation gives an example of best practice and success, which supports students’ development of skills and increased exposure to nursing roles, outside of the clinical environment.
  • The presentation will provide delegates with an overview of the structure of this tried and tested type of learning opportunity, including that of the hybrid approach and its transferability to a range of settings, including the opportunity for further international exchange.
  • The presentation will discuss the voice of participating students, in the evaluation of their experiences having undertaken the corporate placement. Including the impact on confidence, preparation for practice and transition to qualified status.
  • These collaborative learning opportunities promote accessible and sustainable solutions for gaining leadership opportunities in the global arena.


Lee Caiger is an Engagement and Implementation Officer and Lecturer in Practice Learning, within the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Sociality at the University of Chester. Lee currently works as part of team of professionals, who hold responsibility for the development and delivery of a practice learning strategy for the region. This with the overarching aim of improving systems, experiences and outcomes for pre-registration healthcare professions across Cheshire and Merseyside. Lee is a registered children’s nurse by background, prior to joining the faculty in 2021.