For truly living the values of our community and making us very Proud to be Staffs.
Proud to be Staffs Story: Jodie Cartner
Graduate | School of Health, Science and Wellbeing
"Being a adult nursing student is challenging in itself. However, due to COVID-19 it as become extremely more challenging. As a student you feel at times in the way. When I was on placement, I felt exhausted under-valued and isolated in the area I was placed in. A nurse’s wellbeing is generally put on the back burner but Jodie must have seen that I was at a low point. She came over to me and simply said “ Hi I’m Jodie nice to meet you how are you today” Those simple few words lifted my soul I felt noticed and part of society. From that conversation we had everything we learnt at uni about values and working in a team Jodie did. No matter what Jodie faced in her personal life she came into work with a smile. She takes her time to introduce herself to each patient and ensures they are valued. Amazingly Jodie learnt me excellent nursing interventions. She spoke in a polite manner at all times. Yet above all of this I was taken back when just the smallest gesture or conversation with a patient made all the difference. And I asked her where did you learn this from and she said “Staffordshire University” so that’s why I’m proud to be staffs and so is Jodie "
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