Community Staff Nurses receive LOVE Unites awards for ensuring valuable student nurse placements. page thumbnail

Cannock-based Community Staff Nurses Stacy Roscoe and Ruth Maiden were presented with LOVE Unites awards following glowing feedback from the student nurses they mentored.

LOVE Unites awards enable our staff to recognise individuals and teams who are Living Our Values Every day. Operational Lead Lisa Robinson nominated Stacy and Ruth for being exemplary role models to future nurses, under the Listen and Engage and Lead by Example Trust values.

Effective clinical placements are a vital component of the education and training of the future NHS workforce. MPFT’s Clinical Placements team seek regular student feedback to ensure that good quality placements are being provided.

Feedback from Stacy’s student included: “Thank you for your support and guidance throughout my placement, for investing time into helping me learn…for promoting self-independence and giving me the opportunity to develop my own problem solving and critical thinking skills. I appreciate you taking extra time to explain skills and information that I had not yet been exposed to and answering any questions I had! You are a fantastic nurse and I’m grateful I’ve been able to work alongside you!”

Ruth’s student wrote: “I have learnt so much from you that will be invaluable to my future placements and career... Thank you for your support and guidance, taking the time to explain and show me what needs to be done, nothing was ever too much…I admire how you remembered how daunting it can feel to be a student nurse and allowed me to take a step back when I didn’t feel confident but also challenging me to become better and build up my confidence!"

Gillian Wheadon, Clinical Placement Quality Lead added: “The Trust is dedicated to providing quality clinical placement provision for students of nursing and allied health professions and this is only made possible by clinicians such as Stacy and Ruth.” 

You can nominate a colleague or team for a LOVE Unites award here: