We are a university teaching organisation affiliated with Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI).
Two groups of nursing students – supernumerary students, encompassing those in first, second, third and the first placement of fourth year, and fourth year internship students – undertake practice placements in the St Patrick’s University Hospital (SPUH) throughout the year. On 15 October, we held our nurses’ graduation ceremony, with 12 graduate nurses presented with certificates and badges on completion of their fourth year of training. As well as improving their clinical knowledge in working towards their qualifications, a number of nurses also undertook training in areas such as nurse prescribing, which is a leading initiative within mental health nursing, and mindfulness. The incorporation of these additional training areas increases opportunities for learning and contributes to the development of efficient, professional graduates upon qualification.
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