Kingston Hospital shortlisted for Student Placement and Student Nurse of the Year awards


19 February 2024



Kingston Hospital’s innovative placement programme for second and third year nursing students, which involves them spending six weeks with Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) in cancer and palliative care, has been shortlisted for the ‘Placement of the Year’ category in the Student Nursing Times Awards.

During the six-week placement, students are supported through every step and offered access to first class experts in a wide variety of fields. By working with the CNSs, they get to experience multiple clinical specialisms. The inclusion of cancer and palliative care is a unique offering, as this isn’t usually included in undergraduate nursing placements.

Philippa Esson, who was a student nurse at Kingston Hospital, submitted the nomination. Philippa wrote: “During the whole placement I was able to witness the hugely positive attitude and culture at Kingston Hospital, which has inspired and motivated me to continue a career in this field.”

Philippa has also been shortlisted herself for the ‘Student Nurse of the Year’ award, having received fantastic feedback and testimonials from colleagues and patients during her time at Kingston Hospital.


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