Nursing student praised for excellent work ethic and patient care during his placement

David Britton, final year Nursing student from the College of Human and Health Sciences has received excellent feedback from a Ward Sister at Morriston Hospital whilst on his recent placement.

David Nursing student

(David Britton, BSc Nursing)

David Britton, a Nursing student from the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University has recently undertaken his final placement at Morriston Hospital, where he was praised for his conduct and initiative in identify a patient's individual needs, having learning disabilities.

The Junior sister at Morriston Hospital fed-back to the College, “I would like to express our gratitude and praise for a student that spent a placement on ward c in Morriston Hospital during June and July.  David worked as a quiet but confident student mentored by a senior staff nurse and a ward sister, they both praised David as he delivered on every task set and obtained some further clinical skills and knowledge.  David has a fantastic work ethic, great approach to team work and non-judgemental attitude.

David particularly shone when he showed his true holistic nursing capabilities when he identified a patient that had mild learning disabilities.  David asked for some advice on seeking appropriate help and support for this patient and his family but ultimately challenged himself with making all the necessary referrals, speaking to family and above all supporting the patient with appropriate advice.

I have no doubt that David will become an extremely safe nursing practitioner.  He recognises his learning needs and seeks opportunities to gain knowledge, skills and experience.  I wish David every success in his future studies and nursing career and I am sure that his future areas of nursing will be very lucky to have him on their team.” (Junior Sister, Ward C Morriston Hospital).

David comments, "I have currently completed a 7 week placement in ward c morriston.  During the placement I was allowed to work independently (in line with the nmc). I felt this allowed me display skills learned from both university and previous placements. I was particularly proud of myself for recognising a patient had learning difficulties and was struggling to complete the basic activities of daily living. Resulting in completing the necessary referrals. It was fantastic to have feedback from the ward and I'm sure this will give me great confidence going into my 3rd and final year."

Gabby Rowley-Conwy (Clinical Skills Tutor) and David's academic tutor said, “It is always lovely to hear that one of our students has performed well on placement! I'm especially pleased to hear that he had such good input for a patient with learning disabilities, as this is a real priority both here at the university and within the health board. I'm very proud of him, well done David!”