One of our former Trainee Nursing Associates, who qualified and is now a Registered Nursing Associate, has been presented with an award for championing the role.
Rebecca Patterson, who works on Ward 3 at the James Paget, was chosen as the winner of the Norfolk & Waveney Champion Award for the work she has done to promote the Nursing Associate role and her positive example during her training.
Yesterday, on International Nurses Day, Rebecca was surprised by Practice Development Nurse Hannah Branford, Clinical Educator Manju Varghese-Virippil and Ward 3 Sister Lyndsey Drinkwater (all pictured) who handed over a medal, certificate and book to mark her success.
Manju said; “Throughout her training Rebecca has been a great role model and has championed everything about being a Nursing Associate. We are delighted that she was selected from trainees across Norfolk & Waveney to receive the Champion Award.”
Hannah said; “Rebecca has been fabulous and she thoroughly deserves this award. We are so proud of her.”
Rebecca is already looking to build on her experience and success by undertaking Registered Nurse training to further progress her career.
Nursing Associates are relatively new members of our nursing team who provide care and support for patients and service users. The role covers a skills gap between health and care assistants and registered nurses, and is a stand-alone role that can also provide a route into graduate level nursing.