Two teams at NNUH commended for support for trainees
Docking Ward and the Cardiology Department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) have been commended for their work to support students following recent Collaborative Learning in Practice (CLiP) evaluations.
The evaluation looked at how students rated different aspects of their learning whilst at NNUH, including their views on the ‘buddy’ system, feedback from NNUH staff and reflective discussions.
Both Docking Ward and the Cardiology Department, in the period from February-August 2018, received very positive feedback in all these areas.
Nancy Fontaine, Chief Nurse at NNUH said: “Both Docking Ward and the Cardiology Department have made great progress in supporting our students and their learning. They have achieved a great deal here and students are more likely to want to work here because of their support and hard work. I want to share my deepest thanks and congratulate all those involved in achieving this great feedback.”
One student noted: “I enjoyed this placement. I was made to feel welcome by all the staff and encouraged with my learning needs. I am impressed how organised this placement has been. I appreciate the off duty rota being available so early and that I received lots of information prior to starting 3rd year.”
Stuart Callow, Clinical Educator at NNUH said: “These results reflect how supportive the team have been and have highlighted what opportunities there are in surgical nursing. Well done Docking Ward!”
One student noted: “I was made to feel extremely welcome within all areas of cardiology, including the Angiosuite, Kilverstone and CCU and how staff actively went out of their way to ensure my learning was enhanced and supported. This included not only the nursing staff but also consultants, nursing assistants, pharmacists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists. It was a pleasure to work within cardiology and be treated as a valued member of the team.”
Stuart said: “The students constantly tell me that they felt treated as a learner and not as an ‘extra pair of hands’. This was very much appreciated by the students and Cardiology should be very proud of the way the staff looked after our students and future workforce. Thank you to everyone for making our area so welcoming for our students.”