100 new nurses are starting work in hospitals across Lincolnshire today.
The newly qualified nurses, who have just graduated from the nursing degree at the University of Lincoln, will significantly boost nursing numbers at Lincoln County Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital in Boston and Grantham and District Hospital.
The new nurses will receive a diverse and robust preceptorship induction, before starting in their new roles in wards and departments.
Michelle Rhodes, Director of Nursing for United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We are delighted and excited to welcome this group of new nurses into the Trust.
“We hope that they enjoy working in our wards and departments as they settle in to life in a busy hospital. We will provide them with a huge amount of support and guidance as they start their careers as nurses.
“This is also great news for our patients, as these new nurses will be increasing nurse staffing numbers in key areas.”
In total, 68 of the new recruits will be starting work at Lincoln hospital, with a further 22 heading to Pilgrim and 10 going to work at Grantham.
The University of Lincoln provides pre-registration degree courses in both adult and mental health nursing. The latest nursing graduates will collect their degrees this week in graduation ceremonies at Lincoln Cathedral.
Nigel Horner, Head of the University’s School of Health and Social Care, said: “We are immensely proud of our student graduates and the contribution they will continue to make to the health and wellbeing of the people of Lincolnshire and beyond.
“In addition to those joining the hospitals trust, others are starting work in community health, in public health, in the mental health trust, in nursing and care homes.
“We are all committed to improving health and care outcomes across Lincolnshire and every one of our students will play their part in achieving this goal”.