Wednesday 17 August 2016
The University of Northampton’s October 2013 cohort of student nurses enjoyed a summer picnic this week to celebrate completing their programme of study.
On Tuesday the students were able to relax and enjoy a lunchtime picnic, summer hat competition and games, with their lecturers on hand to celebrate and impart words of wisdom to help them in their future careers.
Julia Nichols, Senior Lecturer in Nursing, commented: “The nursing team at the University of Northampton, in partnership with our placement colleagues, are very proud of our students and their achievements. Our students have all embraced a positive, ‘being brilliant’ approach to their course and we were delighted to celebrate their achievements.”
As part of the celebrations, four students were awarded special prizes in recognition of their hard work and dedication. Lorraine Townsend was presented with a trophy for excellence in Mental Health Nursing, Daniel Kemshed received the ‘Jan Brown Award for excellence Adult Nursing’, Liz Ross received the Learning Disability ‘Living the Commitment’ Nursing award, and Chloe Hunt received a trophy to recognise her excellence in Children’s Nursing. The students will be officially presented with their trophies at their graduation ceremony in February 2017.
The students also showed their support for the #Hellomynameis campaign, which was set up by Dr Kate Granger in 2013. Kate was a hospital consultant from Yorkshire with terminal cancer, who became frustrated with the number of staff who failed to introduce themselves to her when she was in hospital. The campaign is based on the simple premise of reminding staff to go back to basics and introduce themselves to patients properly. Since its launch, the #Hellomynameis campaign has been backed by NHS organisations and staff across the UK.