RCNi Nurse Awards 2018 - About


Now in their 31st year, the RCNi Nurse Awards celebrate the very best in nursing care. Covering a wide range of specialties such as learning disability nursing, child health, cancer nursing, mental health nursing and nursing older people these awards are widely regarded as the highest accolade for nurses in the UK.

Why enter?

The RCNi Nurse Awards have rewarded some of the most impressive nurse-lead projects of recent years. Many of our past winners have seen their careers’ soar thanks to their RCNi Awards recognition and since winning have gone on to achieve some truly remarkable accomplishments and influenced nursing practice on a national scale.

The process

Entries are submitted online and will open for the 2019 Awards in December 2018.   Once entries close in February a panel of specialist judges will review all submitted entries and decide on a shortlist of five entries per category. 

All entrants, whether shortlisted or not, will be notified via email to confirm whether their entry has been successful.

Read about the 2018 finalists

Excluding the Patients Choice finalists, all other shortlisted entrants will be invited to present their initiative to a panel of judges in London in May 2019.  The panel will decide the winner for each category and category winners will then be considered by the judges for the overall award, the “RCN Nurse of the Year 2019”.

The winner of the Patients Choice Award will be decided by public vote.

All winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, taking place at the Westminster Park Plaza in London on Wednesday 3 July 2019.

Meet the winners of 2018

Entries open in December 2018

To stay up to date with all the latest Awards announcements, register your interest now and receive an extension to the entry deadline.

Click here to register your interest for 2019

Our Sponsors

RCNi twitter