And the RCN Nurse of the Year is...

Watch the short film that announces our Patient's Choice Award winner and the RCN Nurse of the Year 2020. Congratulations to them both.

The 2020 RCNi Nurse Awards took place from Monday 5 to Thursday 8 October. Watch the videos announcing our winners here, or go straight to the winners' list.

Congratulations to the winners and to all our finalists. This has been an incredibly challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is more important than ever to celebrate outstanding innovation and commitment to patient care. Our awards recognise the exceptional contribution of the whole nursing team, including those who have lost their lives.

Nursing Standard, and our range of specialist journals will keep you up to date with our winners throughout the next year. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest nursing news, features, and information.

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If you are interested in next year's Nurse Awards, register your interest and you'll be the first to know of the latest news and updates, plus you'll receive an entry deadline for the 2021 awards.

Order of ceremonies

See the winners of each category below.

Monday 5 October
6pm Child Health Award, supported by Nursing Children and Young People
7pm Commitment to Carers Award, sponsored by NHS England
8pm General Practice & Community Nursing Award, sponsored by NHS England
Tuesday 6 October
6pm Learning Disability Nursing Award, supported by Learning Disability Practice
7pm Excellence in Cancer Research Nursing Award, sponsored by Cancer Research UK
8pm Innovations in your Specialty Award, sponsored by Impelsys
9pm Mental Health Nursing Award, supported by Mental Health Practice
Wednesday 7 October
6pm Advanced Nursing Practice Award, sponsored by RCN
7pm Nursing Support Worker Award, sponsored by RCN
8pm Nursing Student Award, sponsored by Nursing & Midwifery Council
9pm Team of the Year Award, sponsored by LV
Thursday 8 October
8pm Patient's Choice Award & RCN Nurse of the Year 2020 Award

Celebrate the best in nursing

The RCNi Nurse Awards celebrate the best in nursing across the UK, from innovative projects to inspiring examples of patient care.

We are here to champion excellence in every care setting and at every career stage. We are here to shout about the skilled and dedicated individuals and teams who make up this amazing profession.

The recognition gained from becoming a finalist or winner of the RCNi Nurse Awards can be a huge career boost. Many past winners have gone on to further remarkable achievements and become national influencers in nursing.

2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, imagine being among the finalists in such a prestigious year.


Highlights from the RCNi Nurse Awards 2019


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