Undergraduate Success for Student Nurses

Feb 01 2022 Posted: 14:00 GMT

The School of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies at St. Angela’s College, Sligo congratulate two final year student nurses, Holly Jameson and Rachel Flanagan who are recognised on a global and national scale based on their academic achievements.

Holly Jameson (Tubbercurry, Co Sligo) was awarded second prize for the NUI Dr H H Stewart Scholarship based on the submission of her literature review titled ‘The Determinants of Burnout Among Nurses’. The Dr H H Stewart Medical Scholarships and Prizes are offered in a range of subject areas and disciplines across Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, and Health Sciences with rigorous competition from other participating NUI institutions across Ireland.

Holly explains the relevance of her submission in light of a global pandemic “my lit review addresses the issues that nursing professionals face and the challenges they overcome in order to care for others. I feel honoured to have received this prize and extremely grateful the college gave me this nomination”.

In addition, Rachel Flanagan (Castlerea, Co Roscommon) was Highly Commended in the category of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Healthcare in the International Undergraduate Awards 2021, which is the world’s leading undergraduate awards programme sharing this work with a global audience and connecting students across cultures and disciplines. Rachel’s literature review was titled ‘Nurses and Midwives Experiences with Providing Termination of Pregnancy Care’. 
She explains “Researching the topic, I realised that there were many gaps in the provision of support and care for the patients but also for the staff involved”. “Winning the award was a very special achievement for myself, my family and my college and the effort was worth it with this recognition”.

Ms Evelyn McManus, Head of School, describes the success “our Student Nurses have been recognised in several awards year on year and it really shows the students dedication and determination to excel in their chosen field”. She continues “our dedicated staff ensure each student is supported and encouraged throughout their college journey, so I’d like to acknowledge all the staff in the School of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies, particularly those who empowered this year’s award recipients - Ms Lisa Winters, Ms Siobhan O’Dowd and Ms Ursula Gilrane.”

CAO courses at the College for September 2022 include the BNSc (General) and BNSc (Intellectual Disability), combining university level theory and practice placements here in the North West. 

Holly Jameson                                                                           Rachel Flanagan
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