Three students and two programmes from Health and Social Care have been shortlisted for sought-after Student Nursing Times Awards
17 July 2013
Children's Nursing student Amy Wilkinson has been shortlisted for the 'Student Nurse of the Year: Children category', Learning Disabilities student Jennifer Ash has been shortlisted in the category 'Student Nurse of the Year: Learning Disabilities' and Midwifery student Emma Glover has been shortlisted in the 'Student Nurse of the Year: Midwifery' category.
Amy said: "I am surprised and honoured to receive this nomination. I never really thought of returning to nursing after losing my mum, however after starting my first placement I realised how large a step it was. It was a difficult time being back in a hospital environment again, however the relationships that I formed with children, parents and staff has made it so much easier. Thank you!"
The two programmes that have been shortlisted in the prestigious 'Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration)' category are run by the Primary and Social Care Division, further establishing LSBU as a leader in health education provision. The Student Nursing Times Awards, taking place on 1 May, celebrate the very best in nurse education by recognising and rewarding brilliant students and educational establishments and honouring those who are committed to developing new nursing talent as mentors, lecturers and providers of placements.
Mary Saunders, Head of the Department of Primary and Social Care at LSBU, said: "We are delighted that the Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Non-Medical Prescribing teams have been shortlisted for this award.
"I would like to pay tribute to the staff of both teams who not only provide teaching of the highest standard, but have a very creative and innovative approach to teaching and learning that is always grounded in best practice for excellent patient care.
"Throughout these demanding courses, students are offered a range of support and students testify to this. Employers know that graduates of these programmes have a robust preparation and are fit for both practice and award."