Royal College of Nursing Scotland – Lothian Branch
Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Monday 17th February 2014
I pledge to continue to teach students about dementia to make them into the best possible nurses I can.
I pledge that as a lecturer and mental health nurse that I will continue to teach my students about the importance of person centred care, and the importance of service user and carer inclusion in their care – especially in dementia.
To help a person affected by illness and their carer who is in a distressed state is part of the reason I am training to be a nurse. If I make a difference in one person’s life then 3 years training will be entirely worthwhile. I’m here because I care. Victoria, First Year Nursing Student
I am a first year mental health student, 4 weeks into my first placement . . . . currently questioning whether I have chosen the right path. I now know, I absolutely have. I pledge to try my utmost to be that person, the person who listens, who knows and who understands!!
As a nurse I will strive to be the voice of people with dementia in a care setting and I will teach this to others.
I pledge to do my best every day for everyone I meet.