Newly qualified nurse wins award for being outstanding
Momodou BojangFlorence Nightingale FoundationArundel and District Community Hospital awarded a scholarship on a leadership and management programme run by the
“I feel very privileged to have won this award. It’s the best thing any nurse can hope to get their hands on.
I feel very privileged to have won this award. It’s the best thing any nurse can hope to get their hands on.
I nurse because I have a love for humanity. I respect everybody and treat patients like my own mother or father or sister. This is who I am, it’s not about the money.
Momodou’s application for the scholarship was “outstanding”.
While still in the final year of his degree course, Momodou volunteered to help with the emergency response to the Covid-19 pandemic and contracted the virus himself.
He took a fortnight off work then, as soon as he could, was back on the frontline helping others. He qualified from the University of Portsmouth last July and submitted an application for the scholarship award.
The Florence Nightingale Foundation leadership scholarship programmes are designed to build competence and confidence and enable award holders to contribute to policy and practice in improving patient care and health outcomes at local and national level. Its goal is for award winners to become courageous and confident leaders.
I have very clear memories of Mo on the first day in the tutor group - calm, considered, and reflective even at that early stage with a warm smile that I knew would allow him to connect with his patients. His practice feedback was always reflective of Mo as a person - focused on making the most of every opportunity in practice to learn and grow with his patients' needs at the centre of his practice.