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Highland nursing and midwifery stars recognised for supporting students in education

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INSPIRATIONAL nurses and midwives have been commended by the University of Stirling for helping to shape the healthcare staff of the future.

Nursing and midwifery students, based at the University’s Highland Campus, nominated practice colleagues who offered exceptional help and support to them during their placements in hospitals and communities throughout Highland and Moray.

Mentors were presented with certificates on Thursday 1 March at the University of Stirling’s Highland Campus, Centre for Health Science in Inverness.

The awards presentation is the eighth annual event held by the University to recognise the exceptional good practice of mentors in the area.

Sandra MacFarlane, Practice Learning Co-ordinator at the University, said: “The University of Stirling is delighted to recognise the skills and support which these mentors have offered to our students.

“Without the guidance of the qualified and experienced staff who carry out this very important role, we would not be able to produce the high calibre of students which we do.

“The mentors from all areas of nursing and midwifery and have been instrumental in helping students to develop the skills that will ultimately benefit patients.”

 Nursing student Alicia Lisle-Pomeroy (23), of Inverness, said: “My mentor showed a genuine interest in my development and made me feel very confident about approaching her with any questions. I think the input of the mentors is invaluable. Learning from their expertise and experience is more than you can learn from any book.”

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