How Hannah's design is being used to revive a tradition and help inspire the next generation of nurses - The Worcester Observer
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16th Aug, 2022

How Hannah's design is being used to revive a tradition and help inspire the next generation of nurses

Rob George 1st Aug, 2022

A FIRST-year student at the University of Worcester has designed a pin badge to be given to all those graduating from the University’s Three Counties School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Hannah Williams, who joined the Adult Nursing programme in September, won a competition run by the course lecturers to revive the tradition in nursing to receive a ‘hospital’ badge on qualification.

Her design, featuring the three counties of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, was selected and has now been turned into badges to be given to all nursing students at graduation.

“I was so thrilled to have my design chosen,” said 21-year-old Hannah, from Stourbridge.

“I saw this as an opportunity to create a representation of an important stage of my life and career and I wanted to be a part of creating something that everyone is proud to wear.”

Hannah said she wanted to become a nurse after witnessing the care given to her late grandfather in 2019.

“The nurses showed honesty, compassion, and person-centred care, and I was shocked at how calm and pleasant they made the situation feel despite the fact my family were going through a very shocking and difficult time,” she said.

“I have always had a caring nature, however I never believed in myself enough to pursue a career in healthcare.

“Seeing the courage of nurses and other healthcare key workers on the news (during the pandemic) inspired me to believe that I could make a difference too.

Hannah said she hoped her badge would be worn with pride by her peers as they graduate and go out into the workforce.

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