Date of release: 14 February 2020
Congratulations to our colleagues from Ward A8 (care of the elderly) who have been shortlisted in the ‘Student Placement of the Year: Hospital’ category, as part of the Student Nursing Times Awards 2020.
The annual awards evening looks to highlight excellence in education across all specialties of nursing and provides the opportunity to congratulate lecturers, practice supervisors and the wider health care professionals who go above and beyond to support student nurses on their journey.
The nomination came directly from the Trust’s student nurses, who wanted a way to recognise the Ward A8 team.
The students’ comments reflected on how ward staff made time to properly support them in their placements (scheduling time to practise their skills, time to reflection) and their commitment to supporting them on both a practical and emotional level.
Their positive comments included:
- Time given to review reports and identify good practice / lessons to be learnt
- Encouragement around participating in staff meetings and professional forums
- Opportunities to feedback on improvements to be made
- Opportunities to shadow different health professionals
Kuldip Feist, Senior Sister for the ward, said: “The team on Ward A8 are overjoyed to be shortlisted! This nomination reflects the high priority that The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust places on excellence in education for all.”
“We are aware that ‘Care of the Elderly’ may not always be the most attractive specialty for students, but I think this nomination is testament to how amazing our service is.
“The Ward A8 team are dedicated to creating learning opportunities for students; whether it’s through observation or shadowing, we believe everyone should have an opportunity to develop their skills, regardless of their role.”
Xaqueline Lopez, Sister and Student Link, added: “We support our students in an effort to optimise their learning potential; providing emotional care so that they have the best experience.
“To be recognised at a national level is fantastic!” The winners will be announced in a glittery ceremony on Friday, April 24th at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Best of luck team!