Student Nurses to present poster at Welsh Chief Nursing Officer Conference

Two nursing students from Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Sciences have been chosen to present a poster at the 2015 Chief Nursing Officer’s Conference.

Third year Adult Nursing students Tynam Payne and Suzie Wilton-Baker, who study at the College’s St David’s Park campus in Carmarthen, will travel to Cardiff on the 13th May to take part in the prestigious event which is hosted by Professor Jean White, the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales and a former lecturer in Nursing at Swansea University.  

The conference, which this year takes place at the Cardiff City Stadium, unites nurses, midwives and health care support workers from all specialities and backgrounds and at all levels.  It focus will be to encourage health care workers in Wales to think how they can improve their delivery of patient care through initiatives and advances in evidence based care.

Last month, Tynam and Suzie’s poster abstract was accepted for the conference by a judging panel. Tynam said: “Suzie and I participated in a Hywel Dda patient experience survey last summer which is conducted annually by the health board. We found the experience very informative and it became the inspiration for our poster. The aim of the poster is to weigh up the strengths and limitations of patient feedback surveys. The poster explores positive attributes of patient experience surveys as well as the limitations in terms of sampling, sources of bias and acting on the feedback.” 

Tynam concluded: “We are both ecstatic to have this opportunity! It is very exciting to be able to present what we have been working on over the last year at such a well renowned conference.”

Tynam and Suzie’s poster will be displayed at the conference alongside the other entries. All posters will be judged by Professor Jean White, Chief Nursing Officer for Wales and the authors of the best poster in each category will be announced at an awards ceremony at the end of the conference.