Alyson achieved First Class Honours and is excited to embark on her new role with Care Plus Group as a fully registered nurse.
We extend a huge congratulations to Alyson Robinson, previously an Associate Practitioner for Care Plus Group, who recently completed her Higher Apprenticeship with Hull University.
When reflecting on the experience, Alyson said:
“I have wanted to complete my nursing degree for several years after working in the care sector for the NHS since leaving school, a very long time ago! The time never seemed right with life events sometimes preventing me from progressing with my career.
“I joined Care Plus Group in 2013 as a Health Care Assistant in the community nursing field. I quickly progressed to a Band 4 Associate Practitioner and completed my foundation degree in Health and Social Care at the University of Hull.
“After a year consolidating my learning, I was invited to apply for the degree nurse apprenticeship programme. The programme challenged me to reach my full potential. My motivation and commitment to achieve has carried me through the intense programme of study and placements. I have only been able to achieve this with the support of Care Plus Group, my family and friends.
“I don’t know what the future will hold for me. However, nursing continues to evolve. You need to keep up to date with changes in nursing care, with new advances in technology, to be able to provide safe and effective practice.
“The best thing about being a nurse for me is that I can be an advocate for my patients. I have developed skills to address challenges that affect patients’ quality of life, and by working with others, I am able to take action in finding solutions. I feel lucky to work with an incredibly supportive team and have a manager who will listen and act upon my concerns.
“I would recommend the apprenticeship route to others wanting to advance in their career. You already have so much knowledge and experience within your field and can only better yourselves with the opportunities on offer. It does not matter what age you are. Higher education is open to everyone – I am proof of that!”
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