The Pinder Award is supported by the Salisbury Rotary Club and recognises the role experienced nurses play in supporting students throughout their training programme. Nominations for the award came directly from the students themselves, with a summary by them outlining the role their mentor had played in their development.
Maria, who works as a senior sister in the main theatres recovery area, received her award from Chief Executive, Matthew Kershaw at the Trust’s Striving for Excellence Awards. Comments from her student nurse included:
Throughout my four years as an Open University student nurse, Maria has continually taken the time to ensure that all my objectives were met and supported me in areas of practice that required further attention. Nothing has been too much trouble and I have always felt confident that everything that I have been taught has been to the highest standard, preparing me in the best possible way for my career as a registered nurse.
There were two runners up, Kate Chadwick, who is a staff nurse on Downton Ward and Sarah Turner, who is a staff nurse in the Durrington Suite. Both were presented with runners up prizes.
Tracey Nutter, Director of Nursing said: “ I would like to congratulate Maria, Kate and Sarah for their outstanding achievements. Each year students are asked to nominate a mentor whom they consider to be an exceptional role model due to their quality of patient care, commitment to nurse education and their overall professionalism and enthusiasm.” Ends
For further information please contact: Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Tel: 01722 425170