Our annual nursing and midwifery student awards recognise the students that have demonstrated the skills and qualities that mark them out as exceptional nurses or midwives of the future. The winners will be announced at a ceremony held on Tuesday, July 3.
Here are the nominations for Mental Health Nursing Student of the Year
Hilary was nominated by her mentor who said staff and patients alike had commented on her high standard of care and compassionate nature. Her mentor continued: Our patient group can be challenging at times, but Hilary’s non-judgemental attitude fostered a therapeutic relationship in which patients flourished. One patient went so far as to say that it had saved their life.
Rachel was nominated by her mentor who called her an exceptional student and said: Rachel went above and beyond during her placement, providing excellent patient care and quickly becoming a valued member of the team. I have no doubt that she will make a fantastic nurse.
Jessica gained praise from her mentor during March’s heavy snowfall. Her mentor said: Jessica displayed total professionalism and dedication this weekend. After working 40 hours as a bank shift, she then slept on site from Friday to Sunday in order to help. Thanks to her support and dedication (and that of many other nurses) our ward remained safely staffed throughout this extreme period.
Ashley was nominated by both the Occupational Therapy Team and the Senior Nurse Manager on placement. His mentor said: Ashley has shown himself to be an exemplary student, even at this early stage of his training. He has demonstrated an ability to provide very high levels of compassionate, safe, dignified, person-centred care to our very vulnerable patient group. Ashley is clearly on the right path, and I am very proud and hopeful for the future of Mental Health Nursing.
Kathryn Rich was nominated by her mentor who said her work ethic and ability to work as part of the team was outstanding. She said: Kathryn was clearly passionate about nursing and always put herself forward for jobs that may have been challenging or difficult for some first years. I was very impressed with how professional, knowledgeable and keen she was.