Student Nurses support Lismore Pilgrimage to Lourdes

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Year 3 General Nursing Students who accompanied the Lismore 2012 pilgrims to Lourdes. Photo taken by John Power

Year 3 General Nursing Students who accompanied the Lismore 2012 pilgrims to Lourdes. Photo taken by John Power

Twenty four students from the BSc (Hons) in General Nursing (WD116) in the Department of Nursing at WIT went to Lourdes with the Waterford and Lismore Pilgrimage from 6 - 11 June

Twenty four students from the BSc (Hons) in General Nursing (WD116) in the Department of Nursing at WIT went to Lourdes with the Waterford and Lismore Pilgrimage from 6 - 11 June. The trip was part of their year 3 clinical placement.

The students nurses assisted in caring for more than 100 patients who were making the trip. Deidre Chapman, Clinical Practice Co-ordinator at Waterford Regional Hospital, said: “Everybody was complimenting me on how wonderful the students were. They all seemed to embrace the whole spirit of Lourdes and shared their amazing talents so easily with the patients by singing, dancing and interacting with the patients with such ease that they made the Pilgrimage so memorable for so many of them. The Pilgrimage was a big success and the students played no small part in this. They were an absolute credit to themselves, their families, WIT and the healthcare setting they have been on placement in so far.”

In addition to providing nursing care to the pilgrims, the students took part in many of the activities associated with the pilgrimage through their support of the pilgrims’ participation. Professor John Wells, Head of the Department of Nursing at WIT said, “As Ms Chapman says the success of the pilgrimage was in no small measure due to the contribution made by these 24 nursing students on our General Nursing programme. Their participation is a concrete expression of their sense of social responsibility and commitment to the professional ethos of nursing.”

 

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