23 February 2018
Student Nursing Times Magazine has shortlisted Northumbria University for two National awards, thus celebrating excellent performance from student nurses and in nurse education.
The first National award goes to the university’s specialist program to ‘enable former nurses to return to work’ being shortlisted for the Return to Practice Course of the year title.
The second award goes to the student Gary Hall from Crook, County Durham who is in line to win the new ‘Student Innovation in Practice Award’. He has been nominated for his award by the Nursing Staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead, whilst on placement on Ward 23 - the hospital's elderly care ward.
Return to Practice’ courses’ are the Northumbria’s potential effort to bring former nurses and midwives back into the profession, who have taken career break for some obvious reasons. This part-time course updates skills and knowledge befitting to the personal commitments. It also provides an access module to boost the confidence of students ahead of returning to their studies.
The first year adult nursing student nurse Gary Hall was nominated for the ‘Student Innovation in Practice’ award that seeks to recognise a student for making an exceptional contribution to their placement by inspiring, leading or carrying out an innovative project that improves patient or service user care, experience or outcomes.
The student nurse Gary has worked to improve care for patients, carers and service users by creating a vibrant information wall on the ward that promotes the advice and support services available to them.
The winners will be announced on Thursday 26 April at a ceremony in London.
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