Employability Award helps transition from student to staff nurse

An Adult Nursing graduate feels fully prepared for life on the wards thanks to the practical and financial help offered by De Montfort University Leicester. Stacey Gavin landed her “dream role” at University Hospital Coventry before her final placement and has just finished her sixth week on the respiratory ward. Helping Stacey make the transition from student to staff nurse is DMU’s Employability Award, a new initiative offering final-year students £100 towards the costs of securing employment. She said: “The money helped bridge the gap between my bursary ending and getting my first salary, for example it ensured I had money for parking at the hospital induction day. They also gave me a grant through the Access to Learning Fund to help me get to and from placement because of the big costs I faced.”

Well done DMU – a great initiative.