University Earns Two Student Nursing Times Award Nominations

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The University of Worcester has been shortlisted in two categories for the forthcoming Student Nursing Times Awards.

Worcester, recognised as one of the country’s leading providers of Nursing education, has been nominated in the Nurse Education Provider of the Year (pre-registration) and, in the form of student Stuart Frost (pictured), the Most Inspirational Student Nurse of the Year categories.

The Nurse Education Provider of the Year award recognises ‘universities that offer high standards of academic and practical teaching, and excellent resources’.

The University of Worcester’s submission: ‘Inspiring Excellence – Preparing the Nurses of Tomorrow’ highlighted the University’s commitment to inclusion and student support, as well as the substantial new resources available to Nursing students.

Last year, the University opened its new, state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Centre, which, along with another recent addition, the Mobile Skills Laboratory, will provide exceptional simulation-based education opportunities for students, staff and clinical practitioners.

Robert Dudley, Head of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Science at the University, says: “To be shortlisted for this prestigious event is a tremendous achievement and recognises the very outstanding work of students, university staff and our practice partners.”

The second of the University’s nominations is for Stuart Frost, who has been shortlisted in the Most Inspirational Student Nurse of the Year category.

A Student Academic Representative (StAR) and Student Ambassador for pre-registration Nursing, Stuart has helped to initiate and develop Nursing taster events, designed to provide future student nurses with an insight into the role of a mental health professional.

Of his nomination, Stuart says: “I feel very proud to have been shortlisted. It must be recognised that there are many student nurses from this and every other university who could have been put forward, as I’m positive that each and every student nurse is inspirational in some way to their patients and peers alike.

“In a time when nursing is becoming tarnished by isolate incidents, it is important that the public see a new generation of nurses coming through who are willing to work, learn and inspire.

“I get my inspiration from many sources, but primarily seeing patients I work with achieve their goals, no matter how big or small, is by far the greatest inspiration.”

Robert Dudley adds: “Stuart is an outstanding nursing student and is a credit to the University. Stuart will make a very positive contribution to the nursing profession.”

The Student Nursing Times Awards are now in their third year, and will this year give out awards in 18 categories. The ceremony will take place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on May 1.