Being a Nurse with Danshell

At Danshell we believe that everyone in our teams has a valuable contribution to make to the health and wellbeing of the people we support. Whether that is a registered nurse, a support worker, or a student nurse.

We offer placements for student nurses at many of our services and work hard to support them as they begin their career in learning disability nursing. We are signed up to the standards of the Preceptorship Charter and ensure we guide preceptorship nurses as they begin their nursing career through supportive and focussed mentoring. We actively work hard to attract nurses who have a true passion to follow Learning Disability or Mental Health career pathways by providing a learning environment that is both inclusive and supportive.

We are proud to have a significant number of nurses who have remained with Danshell throughout their careers. Many of these nurses have achieved Senior Nurse, Charge Nurse, Deputy Manager and Service Manager nursing posts through working hard, pushing themselves through study, hands on experience, and development opportunities, as well as coaching and support from their mentor.

We have a dedicated team of Consultant Nurses who are led by our Director of Quality & Governance. This ensures all of our services receive support and advice from a professional nursing leadership team. Having such exceptional nursing leadership across the organisation means we are invited to lead and participate in a range of national and regional initiatives and networks for nursing.


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Supporting Student Learning Disability Nurses

Within Danshell we work with a number of universities throughout the UK to help provide placements and developmental opportunities for student learning disability nurses. Whilst on placement within our services, students have a wide range of opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills, which may include service user forums, working with external stakeholders, the Governance team and regulatory activities.

We also provide students with the opportunity to enhance and build upon their skills in care and support planning, promoting independence, safe management of medications, Mental Health Act & Mental Capacity Act and working alongside other disciplines. Students also have opportunities to attend Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings and Care Programme Approach meetings, as well as the chance to take part in clinical and regulatory audits. Feedback from student nurses is highly valued, as we know they are our future workforce. All student nurses will have a qualified and experienced nurse mentor, who takes a key role in ensuring their wellbeing and development as a nurse.


"Student Learning Disability Nurses are the workforce for the future.
The support we provide is pivotal in developing, shaping and guiding their nursing careers."
Vickie Peters - Danshell North East Consultant Nurse

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