National nursing award nomination for midwifery graduate

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Alison Anderson outside James Cook University Hospital

Alison Anderson started working at The James Cook University Hospital after graduating last year

A James Cook University Hospital midwife has been shortlisted for a national nursing award.

Alison Anderson, 40, started working for the trust immediately after graduating from Teesside University’s BSc (Hons) Midwifery with First Class honours in November last year.

Five months on and she’s now been shortlisted as Student Midwife of the Year in the Student Nursing Times Awards 2020.

‘Changed my life’

Reflecting back at her journey, the mum-of-four, said: “My time at Teesside University changed my life. I was a secondary school science teacher for 13 years when I chose to follow a calling to study midwifery.

“I wanted my children to see that if you were not happy with something in your life you can change it.”

Alison, who is one of the many members of staff across the country who are continuing to work during the coronavirus outbreak, said staff at The James Cook University Hospital have all been really welcoming, supportive and encouraging.

She added: “When I found out that I had been nominated for the Student Nursing Times Award I couldn’t believe it and didn’t think I’d even get shortlisted, so I am really delighted to have come this far.”