Nurses honoured with Health Sciences Research-based Learning Prizes

Anne-Lise Bakri, RBL UG winner 2016, with Dr Ashley ShepherdThe University of Stirling has celebrated research-based learning by honouring two nurses and two student nurses.

Anne-Lise Bakri (pictured with Dr Ashley Shepherd, Head of Health Sciences) completed her BSc Adult Nursing degree in summer 2016 and graduated on 25 November.  Her personal tutor was Maggie Styles.

Anne-Lise’s award recognises her Quality Improvement Practicum which looked to improve practice within the clinical setting.  The subject of her Practicum was: Improving order of draw and inversion technique in blood sampling through the use of posters and monitoring the effect on haemolysis in Accident and Emergency.

Carrie Milligan (pictured) graduated on 25 November with her Master’s in Advanced Practice degree.  Her dissertation supervisor was Dr Edward Duncan. 

The subject of Carrie’s MSc Advanced Practice dissertation was:  Maintaining the functional ability and quality of life of patients leaving hospital: improving information sharing with care home staff on discharge from an organic assessment ward.

Other winners of the award were BSc Adult Nursing graduate Eilidh Fraser and Master's in Health Research graduate Emma Darling.

Carrie Milligan, Research-based learning winner 2016The theme of Eilidh’s undergraduate Quality Improvement Practicum was: To decrease errors during handovers from different wards to 2% whilst increasing nurses’ satisfaction with the handover process to 100%.  Her personal tutor was Karen Methven.

Emma Darling’s Master's in Health Research dissertation examined: Barriers and facilitators to effective patient-provider communication and their influence on health literacy in older adults with multi-morbidities: A systematic review.  Emma graduated at our 29 June 2016 ceremony.

Many congratulations to all four students.

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