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BCU scoops Partnership of the Year Award


BCU has been awarded the Partnership of the Year Award at the Student Nursing Times Awards for its Theory into Practice (TiP) sessions that were introduced through the University’s partnership with Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The Partnership of the Year Award “seeks to recognise the important collaboration between higher educational institutions and organisations providing healthcare to the public with a view to providing a conducive learning environment”.

The winners of the awards were announced on 26 April at Grosvenor House in London, with student nurses, universities and organisations across the student nursing community honoured in 21 categories dedicated to celebrating exceptional achievement.

Explaining the partnership, Child Nursing Lecturer Stephanie Bryan said: “BCU and the hospital felt that student children’s nurses would benefit from enhanced education that focused particularly on key areas of practice within the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s (BWC) Trust, namely medication administration, patient assessment and communication.”

“As time has moved on, the programme has developed and sessions now include scenario-based physiology and supporting end of life care,” Stephanie added.

“Reflective coaching is also an important part of the TiP programme. We aim to integrate reflective coaching into all our sessions and this is what makes TiP unique; we try to put the students’ experience in context and enable them to learn from it and develop through their undergraduate programme.”

Going into their ninth year, the Student Nursing Times Awards will return in 2020, and are the only awards recognising student nurses and nurse education.

Including the TiP nomination, BCU featured 14 times on the shortlist. View the winners here.

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