A team of undergraduate intellectual disability nursing students from Dundalk IT has won second place in the Health and Safety Authority’s annual ‘Occupational Safety and Health in Healthcare’ competition aimed at nursing and midwifery undergraduates across higher education.
At the team interviews held in Dublin, finalist teams battled it out and Dundalk IT students, took home second prize and €600 prize for their efforts.
Team members were third year students, Natashsa Armstrong, Maira Smith and Niamh Corrigan.
St Angela’s College in Sligo took first place. Lending support to the Dundalk team on the day was Dundalk IT’s Intellectual Disability Programme Director, Joe Treacy.
The aim of the competition is to provide an environment where undergraduate students can collaborate and work together to enhance, develop their knowledge and understanding of occupational health and safety in a healthcare setting. The competition involved posing a real life scenario using problem-based learning which undergraduate nurses had to address and make a submission to the authority.