The finalists for the RCN Nursing Awards 2021 have been announced!

In the most challenging time in NHS history, the RCN Nursing Awards (formerly the RCNi Nurse Awards) are back to recognise excellence in nursing and healthcare. The 2021 awards acknowledge the outstanding efforts, commitment and achievements made by the whole of the nursing community.

Our specialist judges have reviewed all the submitted entries and will decide on a shortlist of five entries per category.

All entrants, whether shortlisted or not, will be notified via email in June to confirm whether their entry has been successful. Read about the finalists on our shortlist.

All shortlisted entrants - excluding the Patient's Choice finalists - will be invited to give a virtual presentation of their initiative to a panel of judges in July, followed by a question-and-answer session. The judges will then determine the winner of each category.

The category winners will go on to be considered by the judges for the overall RCN Nurse of the Year award.

The winner of the Patient's Choice Award will be decided by public vote. Details on how to vote for the winner of this category will be provided when the finalists are announced in June.

If you have any queries regarding your entry submission(s), please do not hesitate to email the awards team at awards@rcni.com

Good luck to all our finalists!


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