Posted on 10 May 2016
The Florence Nightingale Foundation is a charitable organisation that supports nurses and midwives with educational needs through sponsorships, mentoring and events. The support is directed towards postgraduate healthcare professionals but each year they also hold a Students Day.
This year's event, being held on Wednesday, 11 May, consists of a discussion with a panel of nursing leaders, a tour of the Florence Nightingale Museum located at St Thomas' Hospital, afternoon tea and a visit the the Florence Nightingale Chapel at Westminster Abbey. The day will end with a commemoration service held within the abbey.
The event is attended by student representatives from other universities across the UK and Mary says; "I am excited to be attending this event on behalf of The Department of Health Sciences. I am really looking forward to meeting students from different universities and hearing their experiences of pre-registration training, as well as wider members of the nursing community.
"I would like to thank the Department, and particularly Rob Allison, for providing me with this opportunity."
Rob Allison, Programme Lead for Nursing, said "I'm delighted that Mary is representing the Department in her final year as an MNursing student. She has been a outstanding student representative for her peers and will be an asset to both the department and the University of York at this event."
You can follow Mary's experience of the day via our Twitter feed @healthsciyork or follow Mary @MaryAllitt.