Royal Surrey shortlisted for student placement of the year

Louie with the nursing team in the Day Surgery Unit

Royal Surrey County Hospital has been shortlisted for Student Placement of the Year at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2017.

 The nomination was made by Louie Nyuyse, a University of Surrey student nurse, who enjoyed a successful placement with Royal Surrey’s Day Surgery Unit.

Louie has now completed his nurse training and is now a Registered Nurse in Royal Surrey’s Emergency Assessment Unit.

Now in its sixth year, the Student Nursing Awards celebrate the best in student nursing and education.

The Trust is jointly nominated for the accolade alongside The University of Surrey and they will find out if they have been successful at the London Hilton on Park Lane on April 27.

Louise Stead, Director of Nursing and Patient Experience, said: “Practice placements are an essential part of nurse training and equip candidates with the skills needed for a successful career.

“Here at Royal Surrey we are committed to developing and nurturing the nursing talent of the future alongside The University of Surrey.

“We are delighted to have been jointly nominated for this award.”

Dr Melaine Coward, Head of School of Health Sciences at the University of Surrey, said: “I am delighted that we have been nominated alongside the Royal Surrey Hospital for this award.

“Placements are a vital part of our student’s journey in becoming nurses and equip them with the necessary tools to become skilled healthcare professionals.

“I am proud of our association with the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and appreciative of the opportunities they offer to our students.”

©2017 Royal Surrey County Hospital

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