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New local nurses graduate on island

New local nurses graduate on island

Friday 07 December 2018

New local nurses graduate on island

A new round of Guernsey nurses have graduated after studying through the local training institute.

The Institute of Health and Social Care Studies in partnership with Middlesex University have trained nurses locally for 22 years, with yesterday seeing the 13th graduation ceremony held locally.

The ceremony marked the achievements of 16 graduates, 10 of those have become Registered Nurses and all of them are employed within HSC.

A Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Education was awarded to three students and for the first time through the Institute, three more were awarded a Masters Degree.

Additionally, the Mary Fant Award for best mentor was presented to Staff Nurse John Crab, who is said to have "a real passion for nursing."

Those awarded BSc in Adult Nursing: Helena Avery, Evelyn Graham, Asha Holberry, Megan Irven, Emily Kendal, Jade Le Cheminant, Elinor Le Page, Alissa Morvan, Charis Roussel and Kate Sinclair.

MA in Professional Practice: David Foote, Karen Leach, Eilis Rock-Inglis.

Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Education: Angela Arui, Emma Pearce, Nicola Thomas. 

John crab

Pictured: Staff Nurse John Crab. 

Tracey McClean, Head of the Institute, said: "The students have all worked very hard and we are proud of their achievements. The Nursing Students performed well with one receiving a first class honours degree and five an Upper Second Class Classification, one of the Master’s student gained the qualification with Merit.

"We are committed to providing quality education and supporting the development of the workforce delivering health and social care across the Bailiwick."

In the past 22 years, the Institute has supported a total of 306 students to become Registered Nurses, many now hold senior positions within care settings across the islands. Students can further their studies by accessing a Masters programme, designed by the academic team at the Institute and validated by Middlesex University. That programme was designed with the needs of the local services in mind.

Students study the programme on a part-time basis and work within various fields of Health and Social Care as well as nursing.


Pictured: The latest graduates. 

The next intake of pre-registration nursing students will be in September 2019. Anyone interested in applying for this programme should contact Samantha Smedley, Senior Administrator on 707445 or by email at

Pictured top: The graduates at their ceremony yesterday. Images courtesy of Glen Irven. 

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