GCU staff and students shortlisted for Student Nursing Times Awards 2015

18 March 2015

More than 400 student nurses, education providers and mentors entered this years awards

More than 400 student nurses, education providers and mentors entered this years awards

Three Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) students and one staff member have been shortlisted for the Student Nursing Times Awards 2015.

BA (Hons) Nursing Studies student Louisa Power and Bachelor of Nursing (Learning Disabilities) student Corrinne Taylor have been shortlisted in the Outstanding Contribution to Student Nurse Affairs category. This award recognises a student nurse or midwife who has made an exceptional contribution to student affairs during their time at university.

Louisa has also been shortlisted for the Most Inspirational Nurse of the Year award, which recognises a student nurse or midwife who has inspired their peers at university or during a placement by doing something that has improved the profession or benefitted their fellow students.

Julie Robertson, a final-year Bachelor of Nursing (Mental Health) student, has been shortlisted for the Student Nurse of the Year: Mental Health award, which celebrates outstanding students who offer excellent care and support to their client group while treating or helping them to manage their mental health problems.

Val Howatson, a GCU Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing and honorary cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) therapist for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, has been shortlisted in the Educator of the Year category. This category seeks to recognise the role that individual educators play in developing the skills, knowledge and values of student nurses and midwives.

Dr Chris Darbyshire, Assistant Head of the Department of Nursing and Community Health at GCU, said: “We are delighted that our colleague Val and students Louisa, Corrinne and Julie have been shortlisted for the Student Nursing Times Awards 2015. This is a great achievement for these individuals and for the School of Health and Life Scienes as a whole. I wish them the best of luck in the final.”

The Student Nursing Times Awards, organised by the Nursing Times publication, pay tribute to students who have demonstrated the academic achievement, clinical ability and personal qualities that will make them effective nurses. They also celebrate the very best in nurse education, recognise and reward educational establishments and honour those who are committed to developing new nursing talent as mentors, lecturers and providers of placements.

More than 400 student nurses, education providers and mentors – a new record – entered this year’s awards. The finalists will now present to members of a 34-strong panel of educational professionals including: Dr Theresa Shaw, Foundation of Nursing Studies; Ian Norris, Royal College of Nursing; and Hazel Watson, NHS England.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on Thursday, May 7.

For the full list of finalists and for more information on the Student Nursing Times Awards, visit: www.studentnursingtimesawards.co.uk

 

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