10 November 2017
Nottingham Hospitals welcomes 200 new nurses
An extra 200 new nurses have started walking the wards at
Nottingham hospitals in the last few weeks.
The newly graduated staff have joined experienced teams at
Queen's Medical Centre and City Hospital after completing their
They are a mix of homegrown talent and others from other parts
of the UK attracted to Nottingham's reputation for nursing and
Newly qualified Children's Nurse, Molly Wright, 21 from
Mansfield said: "I trained here so I was really excited to come
back and work.
"NUH has got lots of specialities which are great for
development and learning. It can be a bit daunting being a new
starter so it's nice to come back to a place where I knew some of
Brogan Lee, 21, is a midwife and has just moved to Nottingham
from Sheffield. She said: "The facilities here are great,
especially the birth sanctuary. All the midwives here are really
supportive and ready to answer any of your questions".
Mandie Sunderland, the Chief Nurse at Nottingham University
Hospitals NHS Trust, believes a commitment to developing staff and
being such a busy and diverse organisation is attractive to those
starting on their nursing career.
She said: "It's a very exciting time to join NUH. We are now on
our journey to nursing excellence through the Magnet programme and
have many unique opportunities for development through our
Preceptorship Programme and Shared Governance Council."
The new intake will be working across the hospital Divisions, at
both Queens Medical Centre and City Campuses.
As part of their new starter induction, new nurses are
encouraged to attend a preceptorship development day. The
Preceptorship Team offer support, access to training and
personalised development pathway for new starters.
For Lily Townsend, 23 from Nottingham the Preceptorship
programme was a real draw to NUH: ""The Preceptorship Team here are
really good. It was really important to be to have a group to offer
support, help with studying and reaching Band 6 requirements".
The Preceptorship Development day focuses on resilience,
assertiveness and compassion. These study days are alongside
support within the ward areas by nominated preceptors and clinical
educators who support the new starters and assess development
through their first year.
Katie Wallis, Preceptorship Support Nurse said: "The multi
professional Preceptorship Development Day is unique to NUH and the
team are really proud to support all our newly qualified staff,
championing multi divisional working.
"Our newly qualified professionals are our future workforce and
a robust preceptorship programme is essential to their
When asked why he chose Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH),
Claudio, 26 said: "There are lots of opportunities here and all the
staff I've dealt with have been really nice and helpful".
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