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Nursing staff and students win big at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2015

Student Nursing Award 2015

Kingston and St George’s won awards in three categories out of the 18 awarded at the Student Nursing Times Awards held on 7 May 2015. Our winners are:

  • Student Nurse of the Year: Post-registration awarded to Laura Hart, a learning disability nurse on our MSc Clinical Leadership programme
  • Most Inspirational Student of the Year awarded to Nikki Yun a 3rd Year adult student nurse
  • Teaching Innovation awarded to Karen Elliott, Neesha Oozageer and Michelle McBride for their community simulation

Student Placement of the Year – Community was awarded to Croydon NHS Healthcare Trust which was nominated by Kingston and St George’s nursing staff and students.

Julia Gale, Head of School of Nursing, commended all the finalists and winners saying, “I am delighted by our fantastic achievement and proud of our students and staff successes.  I applaud the commitment of all staff who go that extra mile in bringing about such rewards.”

Kingston and St George’s had received their highest number of nominations this year at the awards.  For a full list of nominations please click here.

Nikki Yun -Winning the Student Nursing Times Award - Most Inspirational Student of the Year

Nikki Yun -Winning the Student Nursing Times Award – Most Inspirational Student of the Year

“It’s all rather surreal and I’m extremely pleased that the hard work was all worthwhile. I’ve had an amazing journey so far and one that’s been very rewarding. Being short listed as a finalist for the Most Inspirational Student Nurse of the Year was already an award in itself but winning it, it’s an honour.”

Laura Hart - Student Nurse of the Year: post-registration

Laura Hart – Student Nurse of the Year: post-registration

“Since completing the MSc Healthcare Education and Clinical Leadership I have obtained a new role as a Practice Educator; a role I had aspired to since qualifying as a nurse. It was through the course and its work based learning approach which enabled me to implement changes in my workplace.  As a result of this, and through a kind nomination from one of my lecturers, I was awarded the Student Nursing Times Award 2015, Student of the year: post registration. The support of my lecturers was key to my success on the course and obtaining the award.”

Karen Elliott, Michelle McBride and Neesha Oozageer - Teaching innovations winners

Karen Elliott, Michelle McBride and Neesha Oozageer – Teaching innovations winners

“It was incredibly special to win this award as it reflected the hard work and dedication of both the community academic team and clinical skills team. It is also extremely positive to see how the nursing students value their simulation experiences and provided us with a great opportunity to enhance the profile of community nursing within their training…..”