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Top Nursing and Midwifery students honoured at awards ceremony


The highest achieving nursing and midwifery students in the North-East of Scotland have been recognised for their hard work and dedication by Robert Gordon University (RGU).

Nursing & Midwifery Prize WinnersThe university’s School of Nursing and Midwifery announced the winners of its annual prizes at a ceremony in the university's Health Building on Wednesday 7 December.

Professor Ian Murray, Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, hosted the prize event, which has been running for over 10 years.

A total of seven awards were given out this year, including the Mentor of the Year Award, the Jenny Parry Prize for Clinical and Academic Leadership and the Honourable Lady Bannatyne Prize for students in the field of Children and Young People’s (CYP) Nursing.

The winners for each of the awards were:

  • The Mentor of the Year – Sheila Mainland from NHS Orkney (Nominated by Ashley Snaddon and Aileen Bruce)
  • The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland Post Registration Award – Emma Hay-Higgins
  • The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland Pre Registration Award – Megan Fulton
  • Jenny Parry Prize for Clinical and Academic Excellence – Charlotte Pace
  • The Honourable Lady Bannatyne Prize for students in the field of Children and Young People’s (CYP) Nursing – Eilidh Nicol
  • Dr Andrew McKie Memorial Quaich for Mental Health Nursing – Debra Warman
  • BMI Albyn Hospital Prize for Clinical Excellence in Adult Nursing – Shelley Anderson

Alison McLennan, Head of Student Experience at RGU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, said: “We are delighted to reward our prize winners, who have all done so much to promote the highest quality care in their chosen field.

“Each and every one of them represents what our school strives for: caring and compassionate nurses and midwives, who will make a real contribution to improving the health and well-being of people in our communities.

“We are proud of all of our students and graduates, but it is a pleasure to acknowledge the work of these individuals today and to be able to celebrate their success.”

Release by Jonathon Milne
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