Nursing student wins award in prestigious competition

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Date: 30th Jun 2017


A Buckinghamshire New University Nursing student has finished runner-up for a prestigious award promoting care and dedication to leadership.

Georgina Ledwith finished second for the Edith Cavell Leadership Award, part of the 6th annual Cavell Awards ceremony, celebrating the best and brightest in UK nursing and midwifery talent. Georgina Ledwith

Georgina, who studies BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) with NMC Registration, received the award in front of an audience of nurses, midwives and healthcare leaders at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in Central London.

With 10 awards in total, the awards programme celebrated a wide range of nursing fields including nursing overseas, students, care for older people and army reserve nurses. 

Georgina said: “Being a runner-up for an award like this means so much.

“My leadership roles in University include being a class rep and the faculty officer for the February cohorts in Uxbridge. Alongside these, I'm the London member of the student committee in the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and I am also involved with the London Board in the RCN.

“Nursing is a journey and I have learnt about, learnt from and worked with so many wonderful people.

“Bucks New University is a fantastic place to study nursing and I am so grateful for the opportunities it has provided.”

The Cavell Nurses’ Trust was set up in 1917 in memory of Edith Cavell, a British nurse who was executed by the Germans in 1915. It is a charity dedicated to the welfare of nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants.

The Leadership Award is for demonstrating enthusiasm for education, promotion of nursing care and dedication to the profession through leadership. The award was won by Lily Parham of King's College London.

Georgina is pictured with fellow award recipient Geraldine Rodgers (right) and Dr Joan Myers OBE.

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