An eminent children’s and young people’s nurse has given his seal of approval for a new society, established by students at the University of Chester.
The society has been established through Chester Students’ Union, to support nursing students and augment their studies through arranging supplementary educational sessions.
“It’s great that the students have established a society, dedicated to children’s nursing”
Professor Alan Glasper, who has worked throughout his career to improve the lives of sick children throughout the world, was the keynote speaker at the Children’s Nursing Society recent launch.
It gave students the opportunity to showcase their work and discuss the placement circuit and potential job opportunities with placement staff. The society is now planning a Diabetes UK charity event in July, which will be composed of evidence based practice surrounding diabetes.
Adam Grosvenor, co-president of the new society, said it was “essentially formed to improve the learning experience of children’s nurses and to raise the speciality’s profile at the university.
Chester students set up society to boost children’s nursing
“The Society is currently composed of second and third year students, has around 25 members, and is also supported by children’s nursing lecturers,” he said.
Jill Murray, manager of children’s hospital at home services at Wirral University Hospital NHS Trust, added: “It’s great that the students have established a society, dedicated to children’s nursing – it’s just what children’s nursing needs.”
Professor Glasper has published over 300 articles in a variety of academic and professional journals, and edited 16 books, some of which have been translated into Romanian, Indian and Indonesian.
He is a currently a specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission, a senior reviewer with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and works with the Association of Chief Children’s Nurses to promote the specialty.