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.
Kate, who works as a staff nurse on Radnor Ward, received her award from Director of Nursing Tracey Nutter. Comments from her student nurse included:
Kate was encouraging, supportive and a real inspiration in how she cared for patients. Each shift she'd ask me what I'd like to learn. If it was something she was not sure how to explain/teach she went away and read up on it and always came back to me, she brought in books and articles for me to support what she was teaching. She really went the extra mile. She taught me a lot about the kind of nurse I'd like to be.
There were two runners up Jonathan Belangoy, who is a staff nurse on Pitton Ward and Vincent Golden, who was a staff nurse in the Accident and Emergency Department. He is now Site Co-ordinator. Both were presented with runners up prizes.
Tracey Nutter said: " I would like to congratulate Kate, Jonathan and Vincent for their outstanding achievements. Each year the third 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