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Nurses host special event to celebrate their profession


University of Wolverhampton nursing students and staff held a special event to celebrate their profession.

International Nurses’ Day took place on Friday, 11 May 2018 and aimed to celebrate success and achievements in nursing.

Students recounted their experiences of training to become a nurse, including three who were recently shortlisted in the Student Nursing Times Awards.

There was also a session around men in nursing, featuring insights from University lecturers.

Students shared poems they had written about nursing, and there were expert insights from guests including Professor Ann-Marie Cannaby, Chief Nurse at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

To mark the day, students were invited to take part in the Great Nursing Bake Off and make a delicious cake.

Director of the University’s Institute of Health, Sharon Arkell, said: “Our nursing staff and students make a tremendous contribution to health and social care in the West Midlands and beyond. International Nurses’ Day gave us an opportunity to take a moment to really celebrate their success and achievements.”

For further details about studying nursing at Wolverhampton, visit: or visit the next Open Day on Saturday, 16 June 2018.

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Date Issued: Friday, 11 May 2018


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