Thursday, 08 May 2014
Student nurses at the University of Worcester held a special health clinic for staff, students and visitors to celebrate International Nurses’ Day.
People passing through the University’s main reception at St John’s Campus, on Tuesday, May 6, were able to have a mini health MOT, including having their blood pressure and peak flow (measurement of exhaled breath) taken. The student nurses were also handing out mental health wellbeing information as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
Steve Wilding Clinical Educator at the University said: “International Nurses’ Day is a celebration of the first high profile nurse, Florence Nightingale, and is celebrated around the world. This was a wonderful opportunity for our student nurses to practice these essential nursing skills.”
Robert Dudley, Head of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedic Science, added: “Nursing is a practice-based, academic and professional discipline and this annual event enables our students to celebrate and show case the very positive contribution that nursing students make in society.”