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Winners: What object represents nursing to you?

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We asked you to send us a picture of an item that you associate with your nursing career and tell us why.

And the winners are:

Jane Wharton_hands

Hands - Jane Wharton

I associate my hands with my nursing career.  They have welcomed, they have cared for and they have said goodbye to many. My hands have been an extension of my feelings.  Always there -  they have been gentle, directive, empathetic, surprised, warning and encouraging in gesture to enhance the nurse patient relationship.



Penny Fawthrop_raffle

Penny Fawthrop - Raffle bear

I won this bear in a raffle and took it as a sign that nursing was right for me.







Maina Musharu_water

Maina Musharu - Water

Water is an object that represents nursing to me because: nurses constantly use water;

  1. to wash hands to prevent infection and cross contamination,
  2. water for rehydration ( fluid resuscitation etc.)
  3. water for oral and IV medication,
  4. water for personal care,
  5. water for cleaning our environment,
  6. water for birthing babies, the list is endless,

…hence water is the vital object to the work nurses do.



Sarah Rebecca Davies - Peacock

Starting nursing in 1992 I have developed and studied for many years. Having done my Bsc Nursing, Msc Community Nursing and Msc advanced practitioner I am on a learning journey that never ends. The peacock depicts me with ever growing knowledge and experience over the years branching out on every feather, challenging but rewarding (hence the pretty feathers).




Zoe Lightfoot_mouse

Zoe Lightfoot - Mouse

From respiratory HDU to research in occupational asthma, proof that, at times, a “mouse” is mightier than a syringe.




What did they win?

Up for grabs were five copies of series one and two of Saving Hope - a Canadian medical drama. The second season will be released on DVD on 8 December, but we’re offering both series so you can catch up if you missed the first.

Saving Hope DVD

SAVING HOPE is a medical drama with a twist – one of the doctors sees ghosts. Season One saw Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance) balance the daily demands of saving her patients with her determination to save the life of her fiancé, Chief of Surgery Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks). The drama unfolds in Season Two as an already tense situation becomes even more complicated with the arrival of the hospital’s new surgeon - Alex’s ex-boyfriend. Charlie is awake but things are far from normal for him as he is still seeing spirits and his secret connection to the afterlife threatens to destroy his relationship with Alex, his career - and his life. 

If you like the sound of the series, you can also pre-order the DVD here: Saving Hope

Watch the trailer:


Thank you to everyone who entered!





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