In October 2010, the Department of Nursing and Health Studies at the Manukau Institute of Technology presented their annual Health Service Award to Pathways. The award was presented in recognition of excellence in clinical teaching to undergraduate nursing students.
Two representatives from Pathways Northern Region were present at the ceremony to collect the award: Tina Fakalata, Team Leader, Helvitia Road Residential Service (left in photo) and Andrea Williamson, Service Leader, Intensive Community Living Service and Tupu Ake (centre).
Willem Fourie, head of department, commented that Pathways has consistently provided a "quality learning environment and clinical experience for students studying the Bachelor of Nursing". In particular, Willem praised Pathways' "willingness to adapt and work collaboratively to meet the changing needs of students within the department".
Pathways' chief executive Paul Ingle says he is delighted the efforts of team members from Pathways Northern Region - who spend considerable time coordinating, mentoring and coaching students - have been recognised through the granting of the award.
Paul also noted that Pathways is committed to providing ongoing opportunities for undergraduate students to learn in a community setting, as this contributes to the development of a well-rounded nursing workforce.
"At Pathways, we want to see a future nursing workforce that has wider experience and a broader outlook than learning within traditional clinical settings alone can provide," said Paul. "That is not to say one setting is necessarily better than the other - rather that both combined make for a richer learning experience for students."