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To begin your entry, please tick the category/categories below that you would like to enter.

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. 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.

 

This award seeks to recognise universities and providers of nurse and/or midwife education that are putting an emphasis on the overall student experience. This focus ensures students are supported in a learning community that is nurturing of the whole person as well as being conducive to encouraging excellence in learning and sharing best practice. Student experience is even more relevant considering the impacts of the pandemic, while the scarcity of funding for post-registration education has raised students’ expectations of their education provider and gives students more choice about where and how they study.

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What are the judges looking for?

  • An outstanding educational institution offering nursing or midwifery education that demonstrates excellence and employs motivational and inspiring teaching staff
  • Phenomenal resources and teaching environment, including simulation laboratories and equipment
  • Development of remote learning opportunities due to the pandemic
  • An emphasis on academic achievement and hands-on clinical skills and people skills
  • Development of vital strengths and traits for those entering the profession – such as resilience, compassion and ability to challenge
  • A superb relationship with local placement providers to ensure a well-rounded and well-executed experience on placement
  • Well-respected and well-used cohort and peer support groups to help assist and coach students through their course
  • Evidence of students being enabled to influence the programme for their cohort and future cohorts’ benefit
  • Superb university facilities to support busy student lives
  • Good standard of living accommodation
  • Good student union and opportunities for social interaction
  • Varied extracurricular activities including on site facilities and online activities
  • Positive learning community that makes students feel part of the institution
  • The ability to see students as a whole and offer support and welfare where needed
  • An institution that communicates its ethos and encourages integration into student life
  • An environment that makes students feel safe and secure
  • Offers facilities that are accessible and flexible to the needs of individual students
  • Helps students to grow as people as well as to succeed academically

Please attach any supporting evidence to your application that you feel is relevant. This can include testimonials, student feedback or student evaluations or any other appropriate evidence. If you are shortlisted for this award, and with coronavirus conditions permitting, you will be invited to attend our covid-19 secure offices to present to the judges. The shortlist will be informed of any changes to the final judging process.

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Excellent teaching is the foundation of future generations of nurses. Teachers can inspire, enthuse and motivate students; furthering their quest for knowledge and understanding.

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An exceptional educator who can demonstrate excellence in:

  • Bringing to life the importance of the role of the nurse and/or midwife
  • Engendering a sense of pride in their students’ chosen profession
  • Teaching clinical subjects with a flair for bringing the academic side of the course to life
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Coaching, mentorship and emotional support for students
  • Continuing innovation to improve students’ learning experience
  • Helping student nurses and midwives achieve their potential, with documentation providing evidence of student results

Please attach any supporting evidence to your application that you feel is relevant. This can include student feedback, student evaluations or testimonials where applicable or any other evidence. Be aware that testimonial evidence while important is not all that is expected in your submission.

Examples of evidence:

  • Testimonial from head of school or equivalent demonstrating support for your nomination
  • Testimonial from colleagues who have knowledge of your skills and/or have benefitted from your mentorship, coaching, leadership or role modelling
  • Testimonial from students who have benefitted from your approaches to teaching and learning, mentorship, coaching or other support
  • Evidence of evaluation of your teaching and leadership skills which might include student evaluation, attainment data, evidence of changes to policy and practices
  • Evidence of student achievements outside of assessed work, for example, opportunities taken to participate in local or national projects and schemes that support development
  • Evidence of supporting the development of social capital, confidence, and leadership skills in students
  • Evidence of dissemination via publication, conference presentation or public engagement activities.

This award is open to educators teaching full-time or part-time pre-registration or post-registration nursing courses, who will have been teaching for more than two years by 31 December 2021. The teaching experience does not have to have been in the same institution.

If you are shortlisted for this award, and with coronavirus conditions permitting, you will be invited to attend our covid-19 secure offices to present to the judges. The shortlist will be informed of any changes to the final judging process.

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.

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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 practice
  • 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.

If you are shortlisted for this award, and with coronavirus conditions permitting, you will be invited to attend our covid-19 secure offices to present to the judges. The shortlist will be informed of any changes to the final judging process.

This award aims to recognise a student who has made an exceptional contribution to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for their patients and/or other students and staff. They will have shown compassion and understanding of the needs of those from diverse backgrounds, for example, black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) or LGBT+, and demonstrated commitment and creativity to ensuring inclusion.

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An exceptional student who demonstrates an outstanding contribution to diversity and inclusion in one or more of the following:

  • Demonstrating enthusiasm for providing compassionate and inclusive nursing
  • Shows courage by going the extra mile to help patients navigate through difficulties
  • Has made a substantial contribution to the care of patients from diverse backgrounds
  • Acts as a role model or ally in championing and building inclusion
  • Championing the needs of those from diverse backgrounds and ensuring they are met
  • Developed creative solutions to ensure that their work and study environment is diverse and inclusive
  • Entries should consider the Equality Act’s protected characteristics, such as race, and use supporting information available such as the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)
  • Acting as a role model to build diversity and inclusion

Please attach any supporting evidence to your application that you feel is relevant. This can include testimonials, student feedback or student/university evaluations or any other appropriate evidence.

This award is open to all students who are currently studying a nursing or midwifery course in their final year or who successfully completed one by January 2022. Entries will be accepted from a trust, supervisors themselves or their students or colleagues, but in all cases the academic institution must support the submission.

If you are shortlisted for this award, and with coronavirus conditions permitting, you will be invited to attend our covid-19 secure offices to present to the judges. The shortlist will be informed of any changes to the final judging process.

This award will recognise a student in pre-registration or post-registration education who has inspired peers either on a placement or at their higher education institution. Entrants could have overcome significant obstacles in their personal lives or circumstance to achieve success as a student nurse or midwife.

Alternatively, entrants could have contributed to their studies or placement in such a way that they have inspired their peers and those they have worked with, for example by advising, guiding and acting as enablers for junior peers. Entrants could have, for example, worked with a charity, undertaken a personal project or developed an innovation that would benefit health professionals or patients. The effort, work and behaviour of this student nurse will be an inspiration to those around them.

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What are the judges looking for?

An exceptional role model student who can demonstrate excellence in at least TWO of the following:

  • Demonstrating motivation to overcome any obstacles to achieve success in their professional life
  • Contributing to their academic or practice work in a way that inspires their peers
  • Contributing to a transformational project or practical work that proves the student’s abilities to inspire and enable others
  • Working in an innovative way to inspire and motivate those around them
  • Demonstrating skills and attributes required of being a student nurse or midwife that offers inspiration to others
  • Demonstrating effort and achievement in academic or practice that provides a role model to fellow students
  • Acting with integrity and enabling fellow students

Please attach any supporting evidence to your application that you feel is relevant. This can include testimonials, student or mentor or academic staff feedback or student evaluations, or any other appropriate evidence.

Please note: you must be a final-year student nurse or have qualified by January 2022 to enter this award.

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Continuing education and professional development is essential for nurses and midwives once they are qualified. This category recognises institutions that offer courses to develop the leadership, management and clinical skills of qualified nurses. Judges will be looking for a broad portfolio of courses that will be relevant and highly rated by nurses and midwives. It will also recognise providers who have adapted their portfolio to continue providing learning opportunities during the pandemic.

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What are the judges looking for?

An outstanding educational institution offering a nursing course (or courses) demonstrating excellence in:

  • Offering an educational environment that nurtures and develops talent of qualified nurses and midwives
  • Recruiting talented teaching staff who inspire, enthuse and motivate as well as educate
  • Providing resources that give students plenty of scope to consolidate their academic training
  • Developing teaching methods that enrich the learning experience and deepen understanding
  • Providing emotional and practical support for student during their course of study through guidance and coaching
  • Developing and upholding the professionalism of nurses and midwives
  • Nurturing students’ academic achievements, practical skills and interpersonal and communication qualities
  • Providing career advice and practical guidance

Please attach any supporting evidence to your application that you feel is relevant. This can include testimonials, student feedback or student evaluations or any other appropriate evidence. Be aware that testimonial evidence while important is not all that is expected in your submission.

Examples of evidence:

  • Testimonial from learners who have benefitted from your approaches to teaching and learning, mentorship, coaching or other support
  • Evidence of evaluation of your teaching and leadership skills which might include evaluation, attainment data, evidence of changes to policy and practices
  • Evidence of learner achievements outside of assessed work, for example, opportunities taken to participate in local or national projects and schemes that support development
  • Evidence of supporting the development of social capital, confidence, and leadership skills
  • Evidence of dissemination via publication, conference presentation or public engagement

We also strongly recommend sending videos and photographs to bring your learning environment to life.

If you are shortlisted for this award, and with coronavirus conditions permitting, you will be invited to attend our covid-19 secure offices to present to the judges. The shortlist will be informed of any changes to the final judging process.

This award will recognise those universities that offer high standards of academic and practical teaching, and excellent resources that inspire their students and nurture their development.

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What are the judges looking for?

An outstanding educational institution offering a nursing or midwifery course or courses that demonstrates excellence in:

  • Offering an educational environment that nurtures and develops the talent of qualified nurses and midwives
  • Recruiting talented teaching staff who inspire, enthuse and motivate as well as educate
  • Providing resources that give students plenty of scope to consolidate their academic training
  • Developing teaching methods that enrich the learning experience and deepen understanding
  • Providing emotional and practical support for students during their course of study through guidance and coaching
  • Developing and upholding the professionalism of nurses and midwives
  • Nurturing students’ academic achievements, practical skills and interpersonal and communication qualities
  • Evidence of supporting students through the transition to online learning as a result of the pandemic
  • Providing career advice and practical guidance

Please attach any supporting evidence to your application that you feel is relevant. This can include testimonials, student feedback or student evaluations or any other appropriate evidence. Be aware that testimonial evidence while important is not all that is expected in your submission.

Examples of evidence:

  • Testimonial from students who have benefitted from your approaches to teaching and learning, mentorship, coaching or other support
  • Evidence of evaluation of your teaching and leadership skills which might include student evaluation, attainment data, evidence of changes to policy and practices
  • Evidence of student achievements outside of assessed work, for example, opportunities taken to participate in local or national projects and schemes that support development
  • Evidence of supporting the development of social capital, confidence, and leadership skills in students
  • Evidence of dissemination via publication, conference presentation or public engagement

We also strongly recommend sending videos and photographs to bring your learning environment to life.

If you are shortlisted for this award, and with coronavirus conditions permitting, you will be invited to attend our covid-19 secure offices to present to the judges. The shortlist will be informed of any changes to the final judging process.

This award aims to recognise an outstanding final-year nursing associate trainee and to celebrate their ability to deliver safe, quality hands-on care and support the registered nursing workforce. Entrants must be able to demonstrate that they can take personal responsibility and work independently within defined parameters of practice, taking the appropriate initiative in a variety of situations and performing a range of clinical skills to deliver high-quality person-centred care.

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The judges are looking for an exceptional final-year nursing associate trainee who can demonstrate excellence in the following:

  • Knowledge of and critical understanding of the established principles in their field of study, with awareness of the limits of their knowledge.
  • Knowledge of the main methods of enquiry in the subject and the ability to use established techniques to undertake critical analysis of information to propose solutions.
  • The ability to critically evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems and to apply these in a work context.
  • The ability to apply knowledge and skills to new situations, including in the workplace.
  • Effective communication skills in a variety of forms, for a range of audiences.
  • The ability to work as part of a team to deliver high-quality care.

Please attach any supporting evidence to your application that you feel is relevant. This can include testimonials, mentor or university staff feedback or evaluations or any other appropriate evidence.

Please note: you must be a final-year nursing associate trainee on a nursing associate training course or have qualified by January 2022 to enter this award.

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This award will recognise those universities and healthcare providers that offer high standards of training, and excellent resources that inspire their trainees and nurture their development.

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An outstanding institution/organisation offering a nursing associate training programme that demonstrates excellence in:

  • Offering an environment that nurtures and develops the talents of nursing associates.
  • Recruiting talented staff who inspire, enthuse and motivate as well as educate.
  • Providing resources that give students plenty of scope to consolidate their learning.
  • Developing teaching methods that enrich the learning experience and deepen understanding.
  • Evidence of supporting students through the transition to online learning, where appropriate, as a result of the pandemic.
  • Providing emotional and practical support for students during their programme.
  • Developing and upholding the professionalism of nursing associates.
  • Nurturing students’ educational achievements, practical skills and interpersonal and communication qualities.
  • Providing career advice and practical guidance.

Please attach any supporting evidence to your application that you feel is relevant. This can include testimonials, student feedback or student evaluations or any other appropriate evidence.

We strongly recommend sending videos and photographs to bring your environment to life.

If you are shortlisted for this award, and with coronavirus conditions permitting, you will be invited to attend our covid-19 secure offices to present to the judges. The shortlist will be informed of any changes to the final judging process.

This award seeks to recognise a student who has made an exceptional contribution to student affairs during their time at university. Examples include the improvement of curriculum, facilities, wellbeing, rules and regulations, as well as enhancing the experience of fellow student nurses or midwives.

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An exceptional role model student who can demonstrate excellence in ONE or more of the following:

  • Campaigning to improve students’ experiences or rights while studying nursing or midwifery
  • Making a meaningful contribution to improving the student curriculum
  • Working to enhance the environment in which students are taught
  • Acting as an advocate for fellow students to identify ways to positively influence university policy
  • Contributing extra time and effort to bring about positive changes to the student experience.

Please attach any supporting evidence to your application that you feel is relevant. This can include testimonials, student feedback or student/university evaluations or any other appropriate evidence.

This award is open to all students who are currently studying a nursing or midwifery course or who successfully completed one by January 2022.

If you are shortlisted for this award, and with coronavirus conditions permitting, you will be invited to attend our covid-19 secure offices to present to the judges. The shortlist will be informed of any changes to the final judging process.

This award seeks to recognise the important collaboration between higher educational institutions and organisations providing healthcare to the public with a view to providing a conducive learning environment.

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An exceptional collaboration that demonstrates excellence in:

  • Providing students with a deeper understanding of what will be required in practice
  • Collaborating in curricula planning and delivery
  • Enriching students’ learning experiences so that they appreciate some of the wider issues involved in delivering care
  • Enabling students to apply their academic learning in real-life practice situations
  • Building in time for students to be properly supported from their placement and academic environments, scheduling time for reflection and practising relevant skills in both places
  • Using innovative ‘hands-on’ teaching skills to ensure students are given the chance to put into practice what they have learnt in the classroom
  • Co-ordinating learning experiences to create a cohesive student experience that maximises learning opportunities
  • Creating a culture that inspires, enthuses and motivates students about their chosen profession
  • Partnership working that reflects respect, equality, sustainability and a shared vision for quality healthcare delivery

Please attach any supporting evidence to your application that you feel is relevant. This can include testimonials, student feedback or student evaluations or any other appropriate evidence.

This award is open to any provider of pre-registration or post-registration nursing or midwifery education, and the NHS or independent organisation/charity they work with. The collaboration must have been in place for at least 12 months by 31 December 2021. It is open to joint entries – either party can enter on behalf of both parties, but the entry must be endorsed by both parties.

If you are shortlisted for this award, and with coronavirus conditions permitting, you will be invited to attend our covid-19 secure offices to present to the judges. The shortlist will be informed of any changes to the final judging process.

Practice supervisors have the potential to shape student nurses or midwives and help inspire and motivate them throughout their course and then in their chosen career. Good supervisors demonstrate empathy with their student, adapting their coaching methods to suit the individual, and provide an environment that encourages questions, informed debate and learning.

This award recognises their important role in the education of student nurses and midwives. It is open to any registered nurse who is a practice supervisor working in acute, community, NHS or private settings mentoring students on placement, and who supervises one or more students (or will have done during the past 12 months to 31 December 2021).

Since last year, this award has replaced our previous category for mentors to reflect the updated terminology used by Nursing and Midwifery Council’s standards for student supervision and assessment, which came into effect in January 2019.

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An exceptional practice supervisor who demonstrates excellence in the following:

  • Supporting their students’ development of relevant skills and ensuring their students appreciate the relevance and value of these skills
  • Emotional and practical support, offering students time for reflection as well as time to perfect required skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills enabling them to give students comprehensive feedback and the opportunity to learn from their mistakes and develop
  • Innovative ‘hands-on’ teaching skills to ensure students are given the chance to put into practice what they have learnt in the classroom
  • Ability to tailor the learning process to meet the needs of particular students
  • Emphasis on developing and upholding professionalism of nurses and/or midwives, ensuring students understand and adhere to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Code
  • Acting as a role model for nurses and midwives
  • A positive attitude that inspires and enthuses students

Please attach any supporting evidence to your application that you feel is relevant. This can include testimonials, student feedback or student evaluations or any other appropriate evidence.

This award is open to practice supervisors who have been supporting student(s) for at least 12 months by 31 December 2021.

If you are shortlisted for this award, and with coronavirus conditions permitting, you will be invited to attend our covid-19 secure offices to present to the judges. The shortlist will be informed of any changes to the final judging process.

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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. 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.

This award seeks to recognise a student who has made an exceptional contribution to their placement by inspiring, leading or carrying out an innovative project that improves patient or service user care, experience or outcomes; helps support the wellbeing of staff so they are better enabled to provide high-quality care; or improves the effectiveness or efficiency of service delivery.

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An exceptional role model student who can demonstrate excellence in ONE or more of the following:

  • Gaining feedback from patients and service users to better understand how the service might need to adapt to their needs
  • Making a meaningful contribution to improving the practice environment for staff and/or patients or service users
  • Acting as an advocate for patients/service users/staff
  • Demonstrating leadership in inspiring others to bring about the change
  • Contributing extra time and effort to bring about changes in the practice environment
  • Demonstrating commitment to ensuring the innovation is sustainable beyond the student’s time in placement

Please attach any supporting evidence to your application that you feel is relevant. This can include testimonials from staff on placement or academic staff, student feedback or student evaluations or any other appropriate evidence.

Please note: This award is open to all students who are currently studying a pre-registration nursing or midwifery course or who have completed on during 2021.


If you are shortlisted for this award, and with coronavirus conditions permitting, you will be invited to attend our covid-19 secure offices to present to the judges. The shortlist will be informed of any changes to the final judging process.

Keep the entries form the same but add the following at the top:

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. 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.

This award aims to recognise an outstanding student and to celebrate the understanding and communication skills needed in this field – from clinical skills to academic achievement, as well as interpersonal skills, which underpin the treatment of this patient group and relate to their families. In essence, entrants must combine the knowledge, skills and qualities required to excel. As a student entering a midwifery career, the winner will have a broad understanding of the range of conditions and contraindications related to midwifery care and will demonstrate excellent clinical skills to ensure best is delivered at all times throughout antenatal, birth and postnatal care.

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The judges are looking for an exceptional student who can demonstrate excellence in the following:

  • Knowledge of and competence in clinical skills related to antenatal, birth and postnatal care
  • Understanding of the rationale behind evidence-based practice, treatment choices and care pathways in midwifery care
  • Interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to use them with women, their partners and wider families
  • An ability to act with compassion and empathy
  • Active listening, responding and personalising care to meet patients’ needs
  • Academic achievement
  • The ability to empathise and understand the needs of partners and commitment to meeting these needs
  • Acting as a role model for student midwifery
  • Team playing and an appreciation of midwives’ role within the wider multidisciplinary team
  • Use of reflection and the confidence to question practice even if they may challenge others

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.

Please note: you must be a final-year student on a pre-registration midwifery course, or on a post-registration midwifery nursing course when the awards take place in May 2022 or have graduated in the six months prior to this to enter this award.

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This award aims to recognise an outstanding final-year student and to celebrate the breadth of learning needed to join this branch of the profession – from clinical skills to academic achievement, which underpin the treatment of all patients. In essence, entrants must combine the knowledge, skills and qualities required to excel. As a nurse entering adult nursing, the winner will have a broad understanding of a range of conditions and treatments, and demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the nursing profession and its responsibilities.

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The judges are looking for an exceptional final-year student nurse who can demonstrate excellence in the following:

  • Knowledge of and competence in clinical skills
  • Understanding of the rationale behind evidence-based practice, treatment choices and care pathways
  • Interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to use them with patients, families and carers
  • An ability to act with compassion and empathy
  • Active listening, responding and personalising care to meet patients’ needs
  • Academic achievement
  • Acting as a role model for student nursing
  • Team playing and an appreciation of the role nursing within the wider multidisciplinary team
  • Use of reflection and the confidence to question practice even if they may challenge others

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.

Please note: you must be a final-year student on an adult nursing pre-registration course when the awards take place in May 2022 or have graduated in the six months prior to this to enter this award.

If you are shortlisted for this award, and with coronavirus conditions permitting, you will be invited to attend our covid-19 secure offices to present to the judges. The shortlist will be informed of any changes to the final judging process.

This award aims to recognise and acknowledge the excellent communication skills as well as good clinical knowledge needed to care for this group of patients. The judges will be looking for a final-year student nurse who can advocate for children undergoing acute treatment or with long-term conditions, and their parents or carers. Entrants should be able to demonstrate a high level of nursing knowledge and a special set of skills to help them win the trust of this patient group.

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The judges are looking for exceptional final-year students who can demonstrate excellence in the following:

• Developing trusting relationships with children and adolescents

• Knowledge of and competence in clinical skills

• Understanding of the rationale behind evidence-based practice, treatment choices and care pathways

• Interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to use them with patients, families and carers

• An ability to act with compassion and empathy

• Active listening, responding and personalising care to meet patients’ needs

• Academic achievement

• Acting as a role model for student nursing

• Team playing and an appreciation of the role of nursing within the wider multidisciplinary team

• Use of reflection and the confidence to question practice even if they may challenge others

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.

Please note: you must be a final-year student on a children’s nursing pre-registration course when the awards take place in May 2022 or have graduated in the six months prior to this to enter this award.

If you are shortlisted for this award, and with coronavirus conditions permitting, you will be invited to attend our covid-19 secure offices to present to the judges. The shortlist will be informed of any changes to the final judging process.

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Clinical research nursing is an important and rapidly growing specialty, which promotes and develops the vital role of nurses in the delivery of high-quality clinical research. Ensuring a vibrant clinical research culture throughout the health and social care system is essential to finding new and innovative solutions to health and care needs.

This award aims to recognise and acknowledge a student nurse who has shown themselves to be a true advocate for clinical research, for example, by promoting it to their peers through their experience or raising the profile of clinical research placements through positive impacts.

The category is open to entries from pre-registration student nurses from both the health and social care sector. Placement providers may also nominate candidates.

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The judges are looking for an exceptional student nurse who can demonstrate excellence in areas such as the following:

  • Improving awareness and understanding of clinical research nursing, by actively promoting the relationship between high-quality care and research outcomes
  • Leadership by sharing experiences of best clinical research nursing practice•Connecting with colleagues to network best practice, using a wide variety of media
  • A passion for nursing research by dynamically engaging in research-related activities and acting as a role model for other students
  • Excellent understanding of the concepts of clinical research nursing appropriate for undergraduate levelPlease 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.If you are shortlisted for this award, and with coronavirus conditions permitting, you will be invited to attend our covid-19 secure offices to present to the judges. The shortlist will be informed of any changes to the final judging process.

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This award aims to recognise and celebrate the unique nature of learning disabilities nursing, in which the focus is on encouraging this client group to participate in society and to promote and maintain health and wellbeing. The winner will be able to demonstrate the interpersonal skills required of nurses who enter this sector, and the ability to work with this client group in a way that enables them to maximise their independence, and respects their right to self-determination.

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The judges are looking for an exceptional nursing student who can demonstrate excellence in the following:

  • Promoting and enabling social inclusion;
  • Reducing health inequalities;
  • Understanding of complex multi-agency relationships and partnership working;
  • Interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to use them with clients, families and carers;
  • An ability to act with compassion and empathy;
  • Active listening, responding and personalising care to meet clients’ needs;
  • Academic achievement;
  • Acting as a role model for student nursing;
  • Team playing and an appreciation of the role of nursing within the wider multidisciplinary team;
  • Use of reflection and the confidence to question practice even if they may challenge others;
  • Understanding of the rationale behind evidence-based practice, treatment choices and care pathways.

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.

Please note: you must be a final-year student on a learning disabilities nursing pre-registration course when the awards take place in May 2022 or have graduated in the six months prior to this to enter this award.

If you are shortlisted for this award, and with coronavirus conditions permitting, you will be invited to attend our covid-19 secure offices to present to the judges. The shortlist will be informed of any changes to the final judging process.

This award celebrates the skills mental health student nurses need to develop to nurse this often hard-to-reach and excluded group. The judges will be looking for an outstanding final-student who offers excellent care and support to this group in treating or helping them to manage their mental health problems.

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What are the judges looking for?

The judges are looking for an exceptional student nurse who can demonstrate excellence in the following:

  • Interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to use them with service users/clients, and their families and carers
  • An ability to act with compassion and empathy
  • Active listening, responding and personalising care to meet service users’/clients’ needs
  • Promoting and enabling social inclusion
  • Academic achievement
  • Acting as a role model for student nursing
  • Team playing and an appreciation of the role of nursing within the wider multidisciplinary team
  • Use of reflection and the confidence to question practice even if they may challenge others
  • Understanding of the rationale behind evidence-based practice, treatment choices and care pathways

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.

Please note: you must be a final-year student on a mental health nursing pre-registration course when the awards take place in May 2022 or have graduated in the six months prior to this to enter this award.

If you are shortlisted for this award, and with coronavirus conditions permitting, you will be invited to attend our covid-19 secure offices to present to the judges. The shortlist will be informed of any changes to the final judging process.

Students view their placement as one of the most exhilarating but also challenging experiences of their student lives. This award seeks to recognise those community settings that manage the anxieties associated with going on placement by providing a structured learning environment that helps students to flourish. This includes clearly setting out what students will be exposed to during their time on placement, and ensuring they are supported to learn, practise skills and gain wisdom from the wider team.

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An exceptional environment that demonstrates excellence in:

  • Making time for students to be properly supported throughout their placement, scheduling time for reflection and practising relevant skills
  • Providing both emotional and practical support from the management team as well as from the mentor
  • Integrating student nurses or midwives into the team, using their supernumerary status to ensure they gain valuable and valid learning experiences during their time on placement
  • Using innovative ‘hands-on’ teaching skills to ensure students have the chance to put into practice what they have learnt in the classroom
  • Tailoring the learning process to meet the needs of particular students, as well as conditions during the pandemic
  • Developing and upholding the professionalism of nurses, ensuring students understand and adhere to the NMC Code
  • Exhibiting a culture that inspires, enthuses and motivates students, with positive attitudes throughout the team
  • Offering advice and guidance to protect and ensure safety of student nurses and midwives at work

Please attach any supporting evidence to your application that you feel is relevant. This can include testimonials, student feedback or student evaluations or any other appropriate evidence.

This award is open to any NHS or independent organisation that has been accepting nursing or midwifery student(s) on placements for at least 12 months by 31 December 2021. It is open to any organisation, practice, clinic or unit – NHS or independent sector – offering health services in the community.

If you are shortlisted for this award, and with coronavirus conditions permitting, you will be invited to attend our covid-19 secure offices to present to the judges. The shortlist will be informed of any changes to the final judging process.

Students view their placement as one of the most exhilarating but also challenging experiences of their student lives. This award seeks to recognise those hospital wards and environments that manage the anxieties associated with going on placement by providing a structured learning environment that helps the student to flourish. This includes clearly setting out what students will be exposed to during their time at the hospital, and ensuring they are supported to learn, practise skills and gain wisdom from the wider team.

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What are the judges looking for?

An exceptional hospital-based environment that demonstrates excellence in:

  • Making time for students to be properly supported throughout their placement, scheduling time for reflection and practising relevant skills
  • Providing both emotional and practical support from the management team as well as from the mentor
  • Integrating student nurses or midwives into the team, using their supernumerary status to ensure they gain valuable learning experiences during their time on placement
  • Using innovative ‘hands-on’ teaching skills to ensure students have the chance to put into practice what they have learnt in the classroom
  • Tailoring the learning process to meet the needs of particular students, as well as conditions during the pandemic
  • Developing and upholding the professionalism of nurses, ensuring students understand and adhere to the NMC Code
  • Exhibiting a culture that inspires, enthuses and motivates students, with positive attitudes throughout the team
  • Offering advice and guidance to protect and ensure safety of student nurses and midwives at work.

Please attach any supporting evidence to your application that you feel is relevant. This can include testimonials, student feedback or student evaluations or any other appropriate evidence.

This award is open to any NHS or independent hospital-based environment that has been accepting nursing or midwifery student(s) on placements for at least 12 months by 31 December 2021. The award is for an individual business, a hospital or a specific ward, practice or unit.

If you are shortlisted for this award, and with coronavirus conditions permitting, you will be invited to attend our covid-19 secure offices to present to the judges. The shortlist will be informed of any changes to the final judging process.

In an increasingly competitive academic and recruitment landscape, those universities and placement providers adapting traditional methods or developing alternate ways to offer interesting, innovative and engaging methods of teaching will be most noticed. The use of technology has naturally been especially in the spotlight during the pandemic, with many education staff working from home or students doing virtual placements. This is an award that looks for any teaching method that is workable, successful and potentially sustainable – including (but not limited to) use of social networking, modern communication media or new technology.

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What are the judges looking for?

  • A novel idea that has been introduced at some point between April 2019 and December 2020 that helps student nurses or midwives improve their understanding of academic subjects or clinical skills in a healthcare setting by a healthcare provider or by a university;
  • Proof of the popularity and success of the innovation;
  • Evidence that it enriches learning and improves standards of teaching;
  • Demonstration that the idea is potentially sustainable.

Please attach any supporting evidence to your application that you feel is relevant. This can include testimonials, student feedback or student evaluations or any other appropriate evidence.

We strongly recommend sending videos and photographs to bring your environment to life. Please provide any evidence of dissemination of the idea if relevant.

This award is open to entries from any provider of placements for students or any university. This award is open to any idea introduced on any nursing or midwifery course of any size at any stage before 31 December 2021.

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