Student nurse shortlisted for national award

A student nurse who has just bagged a job with Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (DWMH) has been shortlisted in the Student Nursing Times Awards in the category of Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs.

Now in their eighth year, the Student Nursing Times Awards celebrate the very best in student nurses and nurse education. The awards pay tribute to the students who have demonstrated the academic achievement, clinical prowess and personal qualities that will make them brilliant nurses.

Student Nurse, Andrew Rogers, who started his nursing adventure at the age of 50, studies at Wolverhampton University and is currently on placement with DWMH.

Andrew reached the shortlist for his passion and innovative ideas with one of them being starting a support group for dyslexic nurses, after being diagnosed himself during his fifties.

Andrew has also recently just started a blog all about his journey to date with the hope of helping and inspiring others.

Andrew said: “I was so thrilled when I found out I had been shortlisted for the prestigious Student Nursing Times Awards.

“I am so dedicated to making a difference to others so you can imagine how exciting it is to not only be shortlisted for this award but to also receive a permanent job offer from the Trust.”

“All of the staff deliver care that is second to none and I can’t wait to be part of the Dudley and Walsall Mental Health family when I start with the Trust in January 2020,” Andrew added.

The awards ceremony will take place at Grosvenor House on Park Lane on 26 April 2019.