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Students set out to prove that 'nursing’s got talent'

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Nursing students have put on a show celebrating nurses around the world and featuring acts of poetry, drama and music based around the theme of nursing and care.

The Nursing’s Got Talent! Show took place at the Rose Theatre in Kingston upon Thames on 15 May, as part of events to mark International Nurses’ Day.

“Nurses across the world give support and make a positive difference every day”

Nikki Yun

The show was presented by the joint faculty of health, social care and education run by Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.

Events during the day featured live performances of art and music and poetry readings. This included readings and discussion on “nurses in fiction” and a mental health simulation performed by nursing students and role players.

The show ran alongside an art exhibition called “The Art of Caring”, also held at the Rose Theatre.

The exhibition featured photography from international and local artists on the themes of care and caring. 

Julia Gale, the head of the School of Nursing, said organising the event had involved talent “across nursing generations”, including students, lecturers and visiting professors.

Nikki Yun, president of the Kingston University Nursing Society, paid tribute to all nursing staff.

She said: “We wanted people to recognise that nurses across the world give support and make a positive difference every day. It’s important that they should be celebrated for all their hard work.” 

Florence Nightingale has special significance for Kingston University as she lived at times during her life at Coombe Hurst, now part of the university’s campus.

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  • Nursing IS full of talented people. The greatest talent a nurse can have is compassion. Here's to seeing that talent displayed more often.

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