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Nursing students visit the Florence Nightingale Museum as part of ‘Being Brilliant’ campaign

Date 23.09.2016

A group of first year nursing students from the University of Northampton had the opportunity to visit the Florence Nightingale Museum in London last week with their senior lecturers.

The visit was part of the ‘Being Brilliant’ campaign for nursing within the Faculty of Health and Society. The students received a talk from the museum director about the history of Florence Nightingale and the impact she had on modern nursing.

Julia Nichols, Senior Lecturer at the University of Northampton and co-ordinator for the ‘Being Brilliant’ initiative commented: “It is important for students to understand the heritage of nursing and the importance this has for their forthcoming education and professional identity.”

“The ‘Being Brilliant’ campaign encompasses positive attitudes, taking personal responsibility and understanding your impact. Our nursing students and staff across all disciplines have been working with these aspects of positive psychology to strengthen personal resilience in student nurses.

“This was the fourth trip to the Florence Nightingale Museum we have arranged for students, and this year’s visit  – on a very hot September day –  was very inspirational and was enjoyed by all.”

The University of Northampton teaches adult, child, mental health and learning disability nursing at an undergraduate level. For more information visit the course pages.