Massive thanks to Dr Dawn Cameron, Undergraduate Programme Year 2 Lead, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport at Stirling University for inviting tommy back to meet the students again who made a pledge in their first year, back in December 2016
This was a great opportunity to meet again with our Future Nurses, to chat about how they have been getting on with their pledges, reflect on the last two years, looking ahead to the future and share our latest pledge publication
This was also a great opportunity to think about new pledges based on experiences over the first two years at University and knowledge gained from learning and placements since it began in 2015.
It was a privilege to meet Leanne Patrick again and find out how she is getting on. Leanne has done a #WMTY podcast for DCV since our visit in 2016.
Once again, we have been inspired by the amazing students their dedication, vision and desire to make a difference with the most wonderful pledges for 2017 below.
Thank you once again from all the team at DCV
I pledge to enable and empower people, to help build knowledge and an atmosphere of compassion. To always treat people with dignity and have courage to right for human rights.
Emma Collins – Student Nurse
I pledge that I will see each person as an individual as opposed to seeing their illness. Try to take time to sit and talk to patients so that they feel valued and to be with patients as a support for when they feel valued and to be with patients as a support for when they are scared or worried to try to realise fears and anxieties.
Abi Cuthbert-Irvine – Student Nurse
I pledge to be a role model to make a difference in the society and to care for my patients by putting their needs first.
Thandiwe Matikiti – Mental Health Student.
I wish to be the best nurse I can possibly be. Spend the time listening to patients needs and never making promises I cannot keep.
I pledge to continue to be a voice for my patients and to be there in their times of need and to continue to see the patient for who they are and not their illness or disability.
Charlotte Helen Jefferson – Student Nurse
I pledge to strive to make the care I deliver based on an individual’s preferences and what truly matters to them.
Darren Hancock – Student Nurse
My pledge is to see the person, not just the patient.
Stacey Donnachie – Student Nurse
My pledge is to treat everyone the same and value their opinions.
I pledge that I always have a smile on my face to encourage others to be happy and positive.
Natasha – Student Nurse
I pledge to always be myself, be encouraging, supportive and kind. To always use my voice when others cannot. To always push myself and encourage colleagues, mentors and service users to do the same.
Jordan Munro – Student Nurse
My pledge is to always be professional in and out of uniform, be the advocate for my patients need, their voice. Take the time to listen, know their story not just their illness.
Vicky Gilmour – Adult Student Nurse
I pledge to provide quality care to every patient I encounter and to try my best to make them smile.
Alex Godfrey – Student Nurse
I pledge to manage my time effectively so I can spend as much time with patients as possible. Finding out what is important to my patient and making their time in my care as dignified, painless and un scary as possible.
Emma Baillie – Student Nurse
My pledge is to continue to go home at the end of my shift knowing I have made a difference no matter how big or small.
Michelle Threlfall – Student Nurse
I pledge to treat you as a person, to remember that this is a day in your life and not just another day at work, to remember that it might be the 10th time you asked me but its first time for you. To do everything in my power to make you feel like yourself again, to jog your memories and make you happy.
Erin Thomson – Student Nurse
I pledge to take time and listen to what is important to the patient.
Victoria Gordon – Student Nurse
I pledge to encourage my patients to remain independent and support them to continuing living in a safe manner. I also pledge to support my patients and make them feel valued.
Lorraine – Student Nurse
I pledge to continue to listen to patients individual stories and find out about what really matters to them. To take the time to do the little things that make a big difference.
Lucy Jorgensen – Care Assistant
I always care for person the best I can. I pledge to listen to my patients and people I care for and to see a person, hold their hands when they need me.
I pledge to show love and compassion towards all those in my care – regardless of who they are. Kimberley Magee – Student Nurse
My pledge is to give time to my patients and listen to their stories as it matters to them and to me as well. Lona Momo – Student
I pledge value and respect to everyone in their own right and not just listen to their voice but hear it.
I pledge to encourage patients and staff to engage with each other and recognise the impact we have on each other’s lives.
Claire McLean – Student Nurse
I pledge to do everything that is my power to care for and to protect individuals that I care for and to see individuals for who they were rather for who they become.
O.Gill – Student Nurse
I pledge to take the time to continue to listen to patients and their families. Treat them with respect and dignity. Spend time with patients as hospitals/care homes can be a lonely place.
Mu pledge is to remember why I came into this course and put people first, before their diagnosis.
Kara Young – Student Nurse
I pledge to not only care for patients with respect and compassion, but to push others to do the same. Emma Grant – Student Nurse
I pledge to have patience for my patients. To put myself in their position, by treating them with the best stranded of care and with respect.
Grace Henderson – Nursing Student
E Eagar to improve care
Conor K. McDaid – Student Nurse Mental Health
I pledge to show my true genuineness toward patents and their families. To remember the patents for who they were, are and how they want to be treated and cared for.
Alisha Paul – Student Nurse
My pledge is to provide a high standard of care and support to patients and their families.
Louise Wallace – Student Nurse
I pledge to keep my patients and colleagues safe and to aim to create as safe an environment as possible.
I pledge to show kindness and compassion and treat everyone as an individual. One thing you would change: Having more time with each patient.
Laura McLean – Student Nurse
My pledge is to be an advocate for patients and make their voices heard to get to the point where their voice is the loudest voice in the room.
Vicky Allan – Adult Student Nurse
I pledge to never forget what I believe in and to never change who I am or the person I have to help make a difference and be there for people.
Sophie Colburn – Student Nurse
I pledge to make every patient I care for smile and to see them as an individual – Not their diagnosis.
Katie Dickenson – Student Nurse
I pledge to see a person for who they are and not the task in hand. I pledge to always take the time to get to know my patient and build good therapeutic relationships with them.
Leah-Ruth Holt – Student Nurse
I promise to always know in the deepest part of my soul that no matter what challenges ill face, I will always love people and care about them.
Monika Inglot – Student Nurse
I pledge to make every contact count and to never walk past a person in distress.
Siobhan Lynda Lamb – Student Nurse
I pledge to always make patients feel safe and calm.
Pauline Sanson – Student Nurse
My pledge is to treat patients and carers how I and my family would like to be treated.
Megan Welsh – Student Nurse
I pledge to see the person, make them feel valued. Be there for my patients and take time to get to know them.
Claire Paris – Student Nurse
I pledge to always do what is best for the patient. To always try and meet their needs listening to them, looking past their illness.
Leah Baxter – Student Nurse
I pledge to listen to my patients and their families, to be their advocate and to care with compassion.
Nikki Lister – Student Nurse
I pledge to listen to people as individuals and take the time to learn what matters to them.
Nicole Burt – Student Nurse
I pledge to be kind, thoughtful and patient with every individual. And to always learn from each person and use those lessons daily.
Barry Reid – Student Nurse
I pledge to be an advocate for everyone who needs my help. I pledge to make a difference in all my patients lives and I pledge to make someone smile every day and support and comfort them with my hand. I will make a difference.
Ciara Lennon – Student Nurse
I pledge to care for and support my patients in the same way I would expect my loved ones to be cared for. I will aim to have positive impact on the lives of those I care for.
Lauren Davis – Student Nurse
My pledge is to listen to my patients, about what is important to them and make them feel cared for and let them know they are being listened to.
Rebecca Wilson – Student Nurse
I pledge to listen to my patients and learn their stories.
Fiona Dunlop – Student Nurse
My pledge is to ensure the needs and rights of patients are delivered whilst ensuring the continued improvement of care standards.
I will never walk past if anyone needs my help.
My pledge is to make a difference in clients’ life with my care.
My pledge is to be the best I can be to enable my patients to have the confidence to be the best they can be. Paige Harris – Student Nurse
I pledge to always make sure I treat everyone with the care and respect they deserve.
Kerrie Ann Grey – Student Nurse
I pledge to always be the best I can and treat patients as they should be treated.
My pledge is to treat everyone with dignity and respect and to make my patients and their family smile and feel safe in my care.
Laura Graham – Student Nurse
I pledge to prioritise patients and personalise care. To talk about professional courage as a skill to facilitate this. To help colleagues to practice within their own values.
Leanne Patrick – Student Mental Health Nurse
I pledge to treat patients with love, dignity and respect; Just how I would like my own loved ones to be cared for.
Shona Grant – Student Nurse
I pledge to listen properly, never assume, always be there for patients/cares and family.
I pledge to be the best version of me as a nurse. To be an advocate for the patients that I care for.
Siobhan Curran – Student Nurse
I will strive not to just listen to you. Whether you are a patient, carer, family member or colleague – But to hear you through what you say or don’t say with words. Actions.
Sarah Fortney – Student Nurse
I pledge to treat everyone fairly and with kindness, ensuring to meet each individuals needs to the best of my ability.
I pledge to always take my time and listen to my patients. I pledge to be considerate of how my patients and their loved ones feel.
Megan Byers – Student Nurse
I pledge to do my best for each individual patient.
I pledge to get to know the patient behind the dementia. To hug, smiles and hold hands of patients more often. Take time to listen more. *Memory of George*
Janet Thomson – Student Nurse
I pledge to always be an advocate for those who feel that their voice is getting lost within healthcare or is not being heard.
Kirsten Sinclair – Student Nurse
I pledge to continue to listen to the stories of patient and to learn what is important to them and their families.
Abbey Aitken – Student Nurse
I pledge to always stand up for what I believe in and what’s best for my patient.
Eilish McBeth – Student Nurse
I pledge to always care for others to the best of my ability, to hopefully make a change to the way a person feels.
My pledge is to make a difference in people’s lives, to listen what they are saying from the heart and to give them my care and compassion.
Jenna Boyd – Student Nurse
My pledge is to listen to what the patient wants and try my hardest to fulfil their wishes.
I pledge to always be patient with my patients no matter how stressful the day and continue to treat patients with dignity and respect at all times.
I pledge to always listen and show care and compassion towards patients all of the time.
Kiera Grogan – Student Nurse
I pledge to care for every patient equally, to love everyone the same and be an advocate for everyone that needs support.
Abby Rafferty – Student Nurse
I pledge to become a beacon of hope to those in need and hopeless, to make my patients feel safe and loved. Gilbert N – Student Nurse