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Public seminar on care home nursing

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The Institute of Health and Human Development is pleased to offer the first event of its Seminars@IHHD series 

The seminar discussion on Thursday 24 October entitled 'A Professional Development Programme for Care Home Nurses in East London'.

To register for the event follow the link.


Location: Room US 1.11, University Square Stratford

Date: Thursday 24 October 

Time: 2pm-3.30pm

The briefing

There is a need for professional development opportunities for registered nurses undertaking leadership roles within care homes. 

We critically examined the learning outcomes from a pilot Care Home Nurses career development programme, which was designed and delivered as part of a Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) Leadership Scholarship. 

The six-month programme, consisting of one-day workshops, focused on four key competencies one of which was to identify and consider potential pathways for career development within the sector. 

Fifteen nurses took part in the development programme. They were all able to contribute positively to the session discussions and activities drawing on their professional experience. Upon completion, the nurses reported that they felt the attendance on the programme would improve their practice and contribute towards any future career development. 

The findings indicate an increased confidence among some of the nurses who attended. The programme also had a huge impact on their own professional self-image, with some reporting that it made them feel more like 'real nurses', who are proud to care for a vulnerable group in society.

The speakers

Mercy Wasike is Assistant Director of Nursing at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust. She is a nurse educator with knowledge and skills in practice facilitation and professional development. Her background as a qualified teacher and registered adult nurse has been instrumental in her work. She also has experience as an emergency department sister and a professional development nurse. 

Rozi Hamilton is a practice educator for community nursing services at East London NHS Foundation Trust and the nurse advisor for the Newham and Tower Hamlet's Training Hub Nursing Collaborative. Rozi is a registered nurse teacher and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and graduated with an MSc in Nursing from City University of London in 2003.

Thursday, 24 October 2019

University Square Stratford

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