Exciting future awaits as Jodie Gunson shortlisted for two awards

Published on: 31st May 2022

A Lincolnshire Nursing Apprentice has been tipped to have a bright future after impressing all of her colleagues with her kindness and compassion.

Jodie Gunson started her nursing associate training at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) in October 2020 and is due to register as a nursing associate in October 2022.

However, it didn’t take long for her to display high level skills on top of an infectious enthusiasm to learn and develop.

While on her placement with the Older Adult Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) in Louth, Jodie was instrumental in helping to balance the health inequalities in this age group and inspired colleagues with fresh ideas and ways of working through her previous role as a Support Worker.

Jodie has gone above and beyond and even helps others who are considering going down the same career path as she has.

Her natural talent and positive attitude has also seen her recognised nationally, as she was recently shortlisted as a finalist in the Nursing Associate Trainee of the Year category at the Student Nursing Times Awards and also at the Lincolnshire Apprentice Champion Awards.

Jodie said: “I really enjoy the opportunities that have been presented to me since I have joined LPFT.

“The team have been fantastic and have taught me so much.

“I love working with them and I am really excited about the direction my career is taking me.”

Anita Lewin, Director of Nursing, AHPs and Quality at LPFT, added: “Jodie has an incredible thirst to develop and improve as well as infectious positivity that benefits everyone around her.

“I have no doubt Jodie will continue to do great things and we are all incredibly proud of everything she has achieved.”

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