The education of Nurses takes many forms and, with an ongoing agreement with Glyndwr University, Nightingale House is delighted to be able to contribute towards the education of Nurses through it’s short term placement of students.
Student Nurses are exposed to specialised mentoring in the Day Care Unit and Inpatient Ward, where they gain an insight into the role and importance of Palliative Care, as well as gaining experience across all the clinical departments, the different interventions and therapies available.
Nightingale House also encourages other health care professionals from other disciplines to come and shadow health care professionals within the Hospice in order to promote the ethos of Palliative Care. This is also a way of bringing the outside community into Nightingale House, which is something we strive to achieve.
Rochelle Dempsey (pictured) is a student nurse, at the end of her second year, who is currently on placement with Nightingale House. She said, “The doctors are fab here. They have taken their time to go through things with me to make sure I understand what they are doing and why. My time has been split between the Ward and the Day Care Unit – it’s good to get time to sit down and hear from the patients about what they are going through and what they’re experiences are. It’s been valuable to come and spend time here at the Hospice.”