All 2016 nursing graduates offered positions in hospital

TALLAGHT Hospital is celebrating the graduation of its 85 nursing students, with all graduates from the 2016 class who trained at Tallaght being offered permanent positions, enhancing patient care. The graduation took place at a ceremony on Thursday, December 8.

Six winners for the Clinical Lecturer in Nursing Award were also announced on the day, these included: Suzanne Foxton, CNM2 Emergency Department; Sheila Wall, CNM1 Recovery; Niamh Eagle, Staff Nurse Ruttle Ward; Larry Untoy, Staff Nurse Lane Ward; Emma Nolan, Staff Nurse Oak Ward and Michelle Crummy, CNM2 Maple Ward.

Adult Nursing Graduation 2016 15 December 2016

The Recruitment and Retention Package, which aims to support the ongoing development of all of the staff within Tallaght Hospital, was devised by Nurse Practice Development in 2015.

The package includes interview skills workshops, a bespoke induction programme, a clinical skills workshop, access to the Centre of Learning & Development, career coaching, a buddy system, staffing in the area of choice and monthly meetings for the Newly Qualified Nurses to reflect and share their experiences on the wards, the hospital is also supporting the newly registered nurses to assist with the transition to their new roles with a Clinical Facilitator for a three month period.

Speaking at the graduation Hilary Daly, Director of Nursing said: “Nurses are an integral part of the care we provide for patients at Tallaght Hospital.

The accountability and responsibility that nurses hold in their positions of care of patients was emphasised at the graduation.

The relationship nurses have with their patients should be cherished, nurtured and respected – it is a lifelong commitment. With regard to recruitment at Tallaght Hospital, we are committed to retaining our student staff nurses by offering them career opportunities within the hospital as part of the Recruitment and Retention Package – in this we offer our staff opportunities for continued learning and opportunities to develop their careers with us.

The success of this programme is a testament to the level of work being undertaken in this area at Tallaght Hospital.”

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