Student Nurse Award finalist: Amy Wixey

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Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award in association with the RCN Fellows finalist: Amy Wixey

Third year, learning disability, University of Chester

Amy developed a range of tools to help adult nursing students gain a positive understanding of people with learning disabilities and their care needs. She leads sessions in the nursing student induction programme, which promote collaborative working between different branches, and manages a 500-follower Twitter profile for nursing students. She recently led a working group of lecturers and students to establish a communication aid for all student nurses to take into practice and empower them to develop their skills. She secured funding from the university allowing each nursing student to receive one of these aids.

Picture credit: Neil O'Connor

The Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award in association with the RCN Fellows is supported by Nursing Standard and sponsored by the Royal College of Nursing.

The Royal College of Nursing


In 2016 the Royal College of Nursing celebrates a centenary as the voice of the profession. From its original educational and professional objectives, the college has grown into the largest professional union for nursing with more than 430,000 members including nurses, midwives, healthcare support workers and students. It continues to campaign across the UK and internationally, influencing policy and practice for the benefit of nursing staff and their patients. Sponsoring the Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award tonight is just part of the colleges commitment to supporting nursing excellence for 100 years more.