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Sherwood Forest Hospitals’ Nursing Associates become some of the first in the country to graduate

Posted Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:57 PM

Sherwood Forest Hospitals’ Nursing Associates become some of the first in the country to graduate

Sherwood Forest Hospitals’ Trainee Nursing Associates officially graduated this month.

After being part of the first 1000 people throughout the country who were selected to begin training in the new role that will sit alongside existing nursing care support workers and fully-qualified registered nurses, 10 have now finished their studies and have become the Trust’s first Nursing Associates.

They will now work alongside care assistants and registered nurses to deliver hands-on care, focusing on ensuring patients continue to get the compassionate care they deserve.

Graduate Lucian Nitu, said: “It has been a fantastic experience and quite a journey. We have all learnt a lot in a short space of time and have gained new skills and strengths. I’m looking forward to my future here at Sherwood Forest Hospitals.”

Fellow Nursing Associate, Reena Robin added: “It has been a great opportunity for me to get on the ladder and realise my dream of becoming a registered nurse. The Trust has really supported us throughout our studies, which I am really thankful for.”

Chief Nurse, Suzanne Banks said: “We are really proud of everyone who has completed this pioneering course. A lot of hard work has gone into the roles, not only from the students themselves, but also from the teams who have supported them to complete their studies. I am so pleased that we have been able to offer our staff this kind of training opportunity whilst they have still been working with us, it has been brilliant to see them excel in their different areas whilst delivering outstanding care to our patients. I wish them lots of luck in their future roles at Sherwood Forest Hospitals.”