LJMU is celebrating after the university was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (Pre-registration) at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018.
The university was nominated by students who praised the department’s great teachers and multiple teaching platforms including webcast, simulation, practice suites and lectures, which they felt helped them to develop a really broad range of skills and knowledge.
They also highlighted the mentor schemes and the support available for students, as well as the well-equipped practice suites and investment in new facilities.
Director of the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professor Raphaela Kane said: “It’s such a great achievement for the work of our staff to be recognised with this award and even more special as we were nominated by our own students.
“Judges have indicated that the passion expressed by our students in both their written submission and their interview stood out from the crowd.”
She added: “We are a strong team of committed health professionals, who strive to provide the best learning and teaching environment we can while supporting the holistic needs of our students.
“We are immensely proud to be producing the next generation of nurses and aim to provide them with the best possible start to their careers while developing research and practices to meet the needs of the community.”
LJMU boasts a health village, which has facilities to mirror a patient's journey from an incident at home to the ambulance, into A&E and through to rehabilitation. The simulated settings give students the realism necessary to ready themselves for the challenges of providing real life treatment to patients.
The Faculty of Education, Health and Community aim to deliver projects that integrate education and research, promote innovative service delivery, professional development and improved patient care.
This engagement directly informs research and scholarship activities bringing real benefits to patients and vital insights to students and the community.
This year saw a record-breaking number of entries across the categories at the Student Nursing Times Awards with the winners announced at a glittering ceremony at the London Hilton.