Newly qualified nurses

Give young people a say in nurse recruitment

Involving children and young people in the recruitment process can bring equal rewards for both patients and staff, says postgraduate children’s nursing student Sarah Ball, who was interviewed by a children’s panel for her first nursing post.

Involving children and young people in the recruitment process can bring equal rewards for both patients and staff, says postgraduate children’s nursing student Sarah Ball, who was interviewed by a children’s panel for her first nursing post

As a newly qualified children’s nurse, my role involves encouraging patients to be actively involved in care to ensure their voices are heard.

Patient involvement has long been recognised as important to quality care delivery, but staff recruitment is one area where young people may not be routinely involved.

I was recently interviewed by a children’s panel for my first nursing post. This was a positive experience, and I was impressed by the engagement and commitment of the young people involved.

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