Media Release

Student nurses share learning and experiences of QEH placement

Student nurses on placement at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust have been sharing what they learnt during their 12 weeks on wards.

Third-year student nurses Matthew Bennett and Alexandria Haynes with (left) mentor Holly Coe and Sister Phulmattie Mohan
Third-year student nurses Matthew Bennett and Alexandria Haynes with (left) mentor Holly Coe and Sister Phulmattie Mohan

The mixture of year one, two and three trainees worked in about ten small groups to produce visual presentations, which they talked through with other student nurses and their mentors.

Practice Development Nurse Julia Saunders said the 2017 presentations were very good but this year’s efforts were even better. And whereas normally the same topic might be used for a few presentations, this year the students all chose differently.

Julia said: “We get them to work together which has lots of benefits including team building and shared learning. We ask them to present something which they have worked upon or learned.

“The end products were excellent and the students’ knowledge upon being questioned was really sound.”

Third-year students Avla Kassi and (seated) Amelia Ward
Third-year students Avla Kassi and (seated) Amelia Ward

The students are studying at University of East Anglia in Norwich and, for those in their third year, have one more placement before qualifying next January. It is hoped that the QEH will then see many of them join as registered nurses.

Julia added: “From both a university point of view and a clinical point of view, the placement worked very well. A lot of them have found QEH to be a very good placement area.”

Thanks were given to the mentors for the support, advice and wealth of experience which the students benefited from.

From left - Jasmine Thwaites, Anna Davison, Elinor Williams and (seated) Rachel Johnston
From left – Jasmine Thwaites, Anna Davison, Elinor Williams and (seated) Rachel Johnston. Group member missing from the photo was Nick Suarez.
From left - Smriti Rai, John Seaward, Emilia Shuardson-Hipkin and Laura Towers
From left – Year three student nurse Smriti Rai and year one colleagues John Seaward, Emilia Shuardson-Hipkin and Laura Towers

 

ENDS

Main photo caption: Third-year student nurse Katie Ball talks through her group’s presentation with day surgery practice development nurse David Cousins

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