Calvary Health Care has presented Sheridan Dobing with a top honour for the quality of care demonstrated during her clinical placement.
Sheridan Dobing was on clinical placement at Calvary Health Care in Canberra as part of her dual degree in Nursing and Paramedicine when a staff member at Calvary nominated her for the Mary Potter Values In Action Individual Award.
The award recognises excellence in quality and compassionate care and demonstrating the values of hospitality, healing, stewardship and respect.
Sheridan was taken by complete surprise by the nomination and award.
“I’m actually still pretty speechless and humbled about the award”, said Sheridan. “I’ve always been passionate about wanting a career where I can help and care for people – nursing and paramedicine was the obvious choice for me. To be recognised for that passion – that is like the icing on the cake.”
Sheridan is keen to explore some of the opportunities students have to travel overseas as part of their studies.
“I would love to do a placement overseas while I’m studying, perhaps in Chile or Vanuatu, and gain some more amazing experience, and I’m fortunate that those options are available to me at ACU”.
Deputy Head of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine (ACT/NSW) Dr Constance Ryan said it was the first time the award had been offered in three years and that four ACU students had been nominated. "I am very proud of the values of ACU and Calvary Health Care, and that our students embody these values in the nursing care they provide to patients,” Dr Ryan said.
ACU is the largest provider of nursing and paramedicine graduates in Australia.