Student nurses and staff at The University of Nottingham’s School of Health Sciences are celebrating the largest number of nominations they have ever received in the prestigious Student Nursing Times Awards 2017.
The Awards are the ‘Oscars’ of the nurse education world and recognise excellence in nursing and midwifery teaching and learning across the UK. The School has received 20 finalist nominations across 12 different categories – double the number of any other university.
The School is a finalist in the Nurse Education Provider of the Year categories, both pre- and post-registration and also for the Teaching Innovation of the Year Award.
Dean and Head of School, Professor Joanne Lymn, said: ”I am so proud of the achievements of students and staff that are being recognised by these awards. I think this shows that the school really is a place which nurtures and develops excellence at all levels. The future of nursing and midwifery is alive and well.”
Among the nominees invited to the awards ceremony in London in April is lecturer in mental health, Dr Charley Baker. Dr Baker was shortlisted after being nominated by her students. Professor Lymn said: “Charley is an exceptional lecturer. She teaches some very sensitive and emotive areas of the curriculum which can be challenging for students but she does it with compassion and empathy. Charley is a huge asset to the School and has impacted positively on the experience of students, staff and the wider university.”
A record 12 Nottingham nursing and midwifery students have been nominated in eight different categories, including three students – Isata Victoria Mandoh, Sabrina Carter and Ann Marie Wagstaff – in more than one category.
Finalist in the Student Midwife category, Amanda Antcliffe, said: “Being nominated is humbling. I have had some great mentors who have helped me get to this point. That help, together with support from lecturers and personal tutors, has helped me develop my drive and passion for supporting families into a career.”
Sabrina Carter is nominated for Student Nurse of the Year (Mental Health) and ‘Most Inspirational Student Nurse of the Year’. Sabrina said: “I have been so fortunate to be surrounded by so many inspiring, hard-working students and members of faculty. Their support in helping me work to improve student mental health at the university has been crucial and I want to express my deepest gratitude to everyone.”
Finalists Tom Kinrade and Ann Marie Wagstaff are up for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs’. Tom said: “I am honoured to have been shortlisted for this award. It is a great privilege and good to know that the work to improve student affairs in the University not only has a positive impact, but is also recognised and appreciated.”
Full list of nominations:
- Educator of the Year: Dr Charley Baker
- Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration): The University of Nottingham
- Nurse Education Provider of the Year (pre-registration): The University of Nottingham
- Teaching Innovation of the Year: University of Nottingham (for the peer-led clinical skills project)
- Learner of the Year (post-registration): Isata Victoria Mandoh
- Most Inspirational Student Nurse of the Year: Sabrina Carter/Isata Mandoh
- Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs: Thomas Kinrade/Ann Marie Wagstaff
- Student Midwife of the Year: Amanda Antcliffe/Ellen Jack/Rebecca Stone/Lauren Vicentijevic/Claire Vinter
- Student Nurse of the Year (adult): Ann Marie Wagstaff
- Student Nurse of the Year (learning disabilities): Abigail Baxter/Alicia Falcone
- Student Nurse of the Year (mental health): Sabrina Carter
- Student Experience: RAMHHE campaign (as set up by Josephine Bardi ESRC PhD student) Pre-registration Nursing Programme
The winners in each category will be announced at the Student Nursing Times Awards gala dinner at the London Hilton on Park Lane, London on 27th April 2017.
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