What Are The Best Student Nurse Placement Shoes?

Nursing students are usually provided with uniforms when they go on placement. Your uniform must meet the health and safety requirements of your placement provider. Additionally, your uniform is meant to identify you as a nursing student to your colleagues and patients, as well as an ambassador for your university.

Uniforms are provided in advance of your placement. Many nursing organizations do not provide shoes for nursing students, though they do provide guidelines on minimum requirements for nursing shoes.

The requirements may be different for different placements, so check with your placement provider for details. In general, these can include a requirement for closed-toe shoes, a closed heel, and anti-slip or anti-static footwear. Nursing placement footwear guidelines may differ among departments.

For student nurse placements, black shoes are often required. You can see all of the nursing shoes that are available in black here.

Non-slip and anti-static features are both essential for professional nursing shoes. There are some risks of slips, trips, and falls in a hospital environment. This can increase in departments where there is a chance of fluids meeting the floor. To ensure your safety at work, you need a high level of slip resistance. Click here to read our ‘Slip Resistance Explained’ blog.

Nursing Student Placement Shoes

The anti-static and ESD features in professional footwear not only protect wearers from static shocks but also protect hospital equipment. If footwear is not anti-static, it can cause static discharges that can damage sensitive medical equipment. Click here to read our ‘Anti-static and ESD (Electrostatic Dissipation) Explained’ blog.

There are many settings that stipulate that nursing student shoes must meet infection control guidelines. It may be necessary to have nursing shoes that can be wiped clean, or they may have to be completely washable, depending on where you will be working. Click here to read our ‘Washable Nursing Shoes’ blog.

Since you may be on your feet for up to 12 hours, it is imperative that you choose the right footwear. During your placement, you will likely be on your feet for a long period of time, and you want your feet to feel as comfortable at the end as they did at the beginning. Our shoes are designed with shock absorption to disperse kinetic energy entering your body with each step. For maximum comfort, many styles include anti-fatigue memory foam insoles.

What are the best student nurse placement shoes?

Memory Foam Shoes

Styles like the Patricia for ladies, the Roman for men, and the Dominique for both men and women are ideal for student nurses on placement. 

All of these styles come in black, are anti-slip, anti-static, and ESD compliant, and can be easily wiped clean. In addition, they feature excellent shock absorption and memory foam insoles to provide maximum comfort.

No matter what challenges you face on placement as a student nurse, sore feet should not be an issue.

Whatever guidelines are in place for student nurses on placement in your setting, we have the shoe for you. We are happy to assist you in making the right decision if you need any further information or clarification.

Would you like to learn more about professional footwear before making a decision? Here are some blog articles you may find helpful:

What are Anti-static and ESD? Click here to read our ‘Antistatic and ESD Explained’ blog.

What are slip-resistance standards? Click here to read our ‘Slips, Trips and Falls – Slip Resistance Explained’ blog.

What are slip-resistance standards? Click here to read our ‘Safety and Occupational Footwear Explained’ blog.

Do you have Plantar Fasciitis or other common aches and pains? Click here to read our ‘The Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis’ blog.

Looking for washable footwear? Click here to read our ‘Washable Shoes and Clogs for Nurses’ blog.

Do you have sore or tired feet? Click here to read our ‘5 Top Tips for Happy Healthy Feet’ blog.

What are the best nursing shoes for you? Click here to read our ‘The Best Nursing Shoes’ blog.