Learner of the Year: Post-registration
This award recognises the importance of registered nurses continuing to study and develop throughout their career. This can be achieved in a variety of ways – either by studying an academic course or by other methods of continuing professional development, including online learning. Open to registered nurses in any branch or field of nursing, this award recognises outstanding learning and motivation to continually update knowledge and skills.
Stage one of the judging process involves judges shortlisting entries based solely on the information you have provided here, so please make sure your entry includes as much evidence as possible. In stage two, shortlisted entrants will present their entries to a panel of judges for deliberation on Thursday 16th September. This is currently scheduled to be in-person in our London offices (as it was pre-pandemic). This second stage is subject to change in accordance with official guidance relating to Covid-19. In case the second stage which is in-person cannot take place, your entry will be judged by the information you submit therefore please include as much information as possible.
What are the judges looking for?
The judges are looking for an exceptional nurse who can demonstrate excellence in the following:
- Academic achievement and/or commitment to and passion for continuous professional development
- Ability to study independently at a level that reflects commitment, leadership and self-governance
- Use of reflection and the confidence to question established practice and apply learning to improve practice or enrich the evidence base for best practic
- Skill in appreciating the link between the evidence base and practice
- Ability to develop a project that adds to the body of nursing knowledge
- Originality in elements of their learning
- An appetite for learning and continually update their clinical expertise and deepen their understanding of the theory/practice/evidence base
Please attach any supporting evidence to your application that you feel is relevant. This can include testimonials, mentor or university staff feedback or student evaluations or any other appropriate evidence.
Take a look at what our 2019 winner had to say about winning the award: