Rachel is part of the university's Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeship programme, and works at the Demelza Hospice Care For Children, who nominated her in recognition of the hard work and dedication she has shown during her apprenticeship.
Speaking after her win, Rachel said: “My main joy is that winning this award raises awareness for the nursing associate apprenticeship, as there are many other health care assistants who should do this course to further their career.
“Gaining a much broader knowledge of nursing and learning new skills has given me confidence in the abilities I am developing. I have had the opportunity to work on children’s wards and also as part of the district nursing team, both of which have shown me other areas of nursing and let me carry out practical skills I have been taught.
“I have also enjoyed the academic side and being able to work alongside other students from different fields of nursing, who have been able to share their experience and knowledge.”
To find out more about this apprenticeship please visit our Nursing Associate Higher Apprenticeships.