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Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals

Jason completed the Nursing Associate Higher apprenticeship then progressing to the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship which he successfully completed in March and is now a Respiratory Nurse. Jason Mitchell is a remarkable individual who embarked on his healthcare career seven years ago, within Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals, driven by the profound inspiration he received from witnessing the care provided to his late father.

Starting as a Healthcare Assistant, Jason's determination to become a nurse was unwavering. However, faced with the responsibilities of supporting his three children, he realised that taking the traditional route into nursing, which required leaving work for three years, might be challenging.

Jason took the bold step in 2015 of returning to college to enhance his qualifications in mathematics and English. This dedication exemplified his strong commitment to his professional development. Jason's perseverance and passion for nursing then led him to discover the Trainee Nurse Associate (TNA) role at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals. Recognising the opportunity, it presented to take on greater responsibilities and support nurses on the ward, he eagerly embraced the role, bridging the gap between a health care assistant (HCA) and Nurses. He seized another opportunity in March 2021 by undertaking the Registered Nurse Degree Top-Up Apprenticeship which he completed in March 2023 enabling him to achieve his ultimate goal of becoming a Registered Nurse. Now a qualified nurse on the Respiratory ward, he is a great advocate of the Trust’s vision and values and encourages others to follow in his steps.

Jason also uses his personal experiences to help support and encourage others on the cohort during their learning journey. Being supportive of his fellow apprentices not only contributes to a positive learning environment but also fosters a sense of camaraderie and teamwork within the organisation. His willingness to help others succeed underscores his commitment to the overall success of the hospital and the development of its staff. As Jason continues to progress on his remarkable journey, his colleagues and mentors at DBTH recognise his outstanding contributions and unwavering commitment to his patients and the healthcare profession. His passion, resilience, and positive impact on the respiratory ward have not gone unnoticed, and he serves as a shining example to others, inspiring them to pursue their own dreams in the healthcare field.