Dedication to ex Oldham Nursing Students.
One of the highlights of being a nurse tutor is celebrating the success of students. After three years of hard work the graduation ceremony gives everyone the opportunity to thank each other.
It takes a lot of time, effort and patience from a large number of people to train student nurses. On many occasions guest speakers at the annual graduation ceremonies have expressed their thanks on behalf of everyone for their support. This has included nursing practitioners, multidisciplinary teams, other agencies in addition to families, friends and partners of all descriptions etc etc. Often people outside the world of nursing academia forget the personal struggles of those individuals undertaking this type of training programme.
Historically, way back as far as the early probationers down to the modern day nursing student, each generation has produced its nursing practitioners. Practitioners who have attended and slept through myriads of lectures, spent hours in study, wrote numerous assignments, anxiously sat examinations and worked on wards. Some even struggling financially. However, after three years of commitment and some instances self sacrifice, hundreds if not thousands of people have gone on to care for the sick and needy, not only in this country but throughout the world. Remembering that Nurses from Oldham and Rochdale attended sick and wounded soldiers in the 1914 - 1918 and 1939 to 1945 world wars both at home and abroad.
It is to these people, especially those from the Oldham, Rochdale and Bury Schools of Nursing that this site is dedicated.