From Student Nurse to RMN at Eckington Court!

08 May 2024 News

With International Nurses Day just round the corner, we’re thrilled to introduce you to Jasmine Harrison, a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) at Eckington Court Nursing Home. Jasmine's journey from a bright-eyed nursing student to a full-time RMN has been nothing short of inspiring…

Jasmine first joined Eckington Court last November, when her student placement began. She recalls her first day as really welcoming and supportive, with our colleagues making her feel like part of the team right from the start.

Jasmine’s enthusiasm for dementia care and working with older adults is what initially drew her to pursue a Nursing Degree, and she says Eckington Court provided the perfect setting for her to apply her skills and knowledge.

"The support from the whole team allowed me to achieve a number of proficiencies, such as medication competencies, person-centred care, and leadership skills," Jasmine shares. These experiences helped her build her portfolio and smoothly transition from student to Registered Mental Health Nurse. She appreciated the opportunities to participate in planning and implementing individual care, and the fast-paced environment allowed her to refine her clinical skills and apply her academic knowledge in real life situations, whilst being fully supported by professionals.

After her placement, Jasmine knew she wanted to continue her journey at Eckington. Her passion for dementia care and working with older people made it an easy choice. "I was delighted when I was offered a job," she recalls.

Eckington Court's supportive atmosphere, along with the collaborative team spirit, encouraged her to join the team permanently. This nurturing environment provided Jasmine with the foundation she needed to grow in her career as an RMN.

Jasmine's shares that her favourite part of the job is building therapeutic relationships with the residents and their families. "Improving their quality of life and making a difference is incredibly rewarding,"  She enjoys working as part of a team, where everyone is dedicated to providing the best care possible.

Of course, the role comes with its challenges. Managing the workload and leading a team requires strong organisational skills and the ability to delegate tasks effectively. But Jasmine views these challenges as opportunities for growth and is grateful for the support she receives from her colleagues.

On this International Nurses Day, we honour Jasmine and all the nurses at Orchard Care Homes and beyond who dedicate their lives to caring for others. Your compassion, resilience, and hard work make a profound difference in the lives of those you serve. Thank you for your commitment to making the world a better place, one life at a time.

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