Brookes shortlisted for student nurse awards

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Student Nursing Times Awards 2017

Oxford Brookes University has been shortlisted for four awards in the Student Nursing Times Awards 2017.

With over 400 entries this year the awards celebrate student nurses for their academic achievements and clinical expertise, as well as recognising placement providers and universities for influencing and inspiring nurses of the future.

The University has been shortlisted for:

Student Nurse of the Year – Children: Rachel Esnouf 

Partnership of the Year: led by Lorraine Whatley, Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Swindon Campus

Return to Practice Course of the Year: led by Liz Jestico, Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing  

Student Placement of the Year – Community

We are up for three institutional awards this year too and these recognise the quality of our provision at Oxford Brookes.

Dr Liz Westcott, Oxford Brookes University

The winners of the Student Nursing Times Awards 2017 will be announced on 27 April at the London Hilton, Park Lane at a special awards ceremony giving the opportunity for colleagues, teams, friends and family to support the student nursing profession as a whole.

Dr Liz Westcott, Head of the Department of Nursing said: “We are exciting to be shortlisted again for the Student Nursing Times Awards and it is a testament to the hard work, dedication and achievements of our students and staff.

“We are up for three institutional awards this year too and these recognise the quality of our provision at Oxford Brookes; not just our strong partnerships, but also for enabling our student nurses to gain experience and make a difference in a community setting, and also making it possible for qualified health care professionals to get back into the career they love.

“I wish everyone the very best of luck at the ceremony in April and we will have our fingers crossed.” 

More information about the awards can be found on the Student Nursing Times Awards website.  

Further information on nursing and other health subjects being taught at Oxford Brookes can be found on the University’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences webpages.

If you are interested in a career in nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy or social work come along to the Health Care and Social Work Open Evening on Monday 13 March from 5.00pm-7.00pm at the Marston Road site. Open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, there will be a range of activities going on throughout the evening.

For more information and to register your interest visit the website.