Bucks shortlisted in three categories for Student Nursing Times Awards 2019


Date: 1st Mar 2019

Buckinghamshire New University has been named a finalist across three categories in this year's Student Nursing Times Awards, for Student Nurse of the Year: Children, Nursing Associate Trainee of the Year, and Student Placement of the Year: Hospital.Nursing students

Third-year BSc (Hons) Nursing (Children's) student Nomalanga Rwodzi has been shortlisted as Student Nurse of the Year: Children, in recognition of her outstanding academic performance, and motivated approach to her own learning and development.

Nomalanga has also been recognised as striving to deliver a high standard of care at all times with compassion, emotional intelligence, as well as a highly professional attitude in her nursing practice. 

Lee Pockett, a Foundation Degree (Science) Nursing Associate working at Milton Keynes University Hospital, has been shortlisted as Nursing Associate Trainee of the Year.

Lee is taught by Senior Lecturers Jo Bartlett and Sue Perryman and has been shortlisted for his consistently high academic and practice achievements throughout the Nursing Associate course, and for his positive contribution to nursing practice within his employing NHS Trust.

The Student Placement of the Year: Hospital nomination is in recognition of Bucks New University’s work with Broadmoor Hospital, overseen by Senior Lecturer Mike Anjoyeb and Associate Head of School Margaret Rioga.

The University has been shortlisted due to the mutually beneficial relationship enjoyed with Broadmoor Hospital, which has led to high achieving students and sees the hospital also regularly goes ‘above and beyond’ in its responsibility to students.

Karen Buckwell-Nutt, Head of School - Nursing and Allied Health, said: I am delighted the University has been named as finalists for three awards, across a broad range of categories, which celebrate the very best in student nurses and nurse education.

"We are proud to see our teaching excellence and partnerships recognised, along with the achievements of our dedicated staff and hard-working students.’’

The winners for 2019 will be announced on Friday 26 April at the Grosvenor House on Park Lane, London.


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