Lamp procession celebrates success of student nurses

Student nurses celebrated the end of their studies at the University of Wolverhampton with a special lamp procession.

Symbolic Florence Nightingale-style lamps were carried by student nurses in a procession from the University to St Peter’s Church in Wolverhampton city centre.

More than 70 students took part in the event on Thursday, 24 January 2017 which was an opportunity for celebration ahead of the student nurses’ graduation ceremonies later in the year.

The ceremony was personalised with experiences and stories from some of the students, as well as poems. An enamel University badge was presented to all students.

Family and friends also attended the celebration.

Alison Geeson, Senior Lecturer - Mental Health Nursing/Deputy Award Leader, and Liz Clifton, Senior Lecturer - Adult Nursing, said: “The badge ceremony was a really special event for all our student nurses, who have worked so hard to achieve their University awards. Our student nurses organised the programme themselves which included a key message ‘Nursing is a work of heart’. We are all immensely proud of our students as they take the next steps in their careers and enter a range of challenging and rewarding roles in healthcare.”

BNurs (Hons) Mental Health Nursing student Benjamin Bullows said: “This event was an opportunity to celebrate the success of student nurses in cohort 114 achieving their nursing degree after three years of both academic and placement training.

“The event was organised by student nurses to give the cohort an opportunity to give their own speeches, poems and accounts of their student nurse journey – it was truly a proud evening for all student nurses taking part.”

It was the fourth time the event has been held by the University.

Further information

Picture: Student nurses at the University of Wolverhampton badge ceremony

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