Our 2019 categories

The most prestigious awards in the nursing profession are back and entries for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2019 are open!

Cancer Nursing Award
Cancer Nursing Award

This award recognises individual nurses or teams who have improved the quality of care that cancer patients receive at diagnosis, during treatment and when treatment ends.

Who can enter?
Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter:
Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Cancer Nursing Award 2019:

1. Initiative title
Please give your initiative a title.
(15 words)    
 

2. Key aims and reasons
Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind it and how was it implemented?
(200 words)    

3. Key roles
Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and its implementation.
(200 words)

4. Team or individual entry?
If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please double-check and list the correct full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.

5. Challenges
What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?
(200 words)    

6. Evaluation
Please describe how the initiative has or will be formally evaluated. Please include how the initiative has improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.
(300 words)

7. Sharing best practice
Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?
(200 words)

8. If you wish to attach a supporting file to your entry, please do so here. Please note:

  • Your document must be a PDF.
  • You can only upload one document.
  • You can include images, graphs and any information that will support your submission.
  • The maximum size you can upload is 5MB.
Entry deadline
01 February 2019 - 00:00
Category judging criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. Consider the level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running.
  4. Consider the impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice.
  5. What level of evaluation has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated their initiative?
Child Health Award
Child Health Award

This award celebrates individual nurses or teams who have used their initiative, insight and skills to improve the health and well-being of children and young people.

Who can enter?
Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter:
Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Child Health Award 2019:

1. Initiative title
Please give your initiative a title.
(15 words)   

2. Key aims and reasons
Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind it and how was it implemented?
(200 words)   

3. Key roles
Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and its implementation.
(200 words)

4. Team or individual entry?
If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please double-check and list the correct full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.

5. Challenges
What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?
(200 words)    

6. Evaluation
Please describe how the initiative has or will be formally evaluated. Please include how the initiative has improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.
(300 words)

7. Sharing best practice
Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?
(200 words)
 

8. If you wish to attach a supporting file to your entry, please do so here. Please note:

  • Your document must be a PDF.
  • You can only upload one document.
  • You can include images, graphs and any information that will support your submission.
  • The maximum size you can upload is 5MB.
Entry Deadline
01 February 2019 - 00:00
Category judging criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. Consider the level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. Consider the impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice
  5. What level of evaluation has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated their initiative?
Commitment to Carers Award Sponsored by NHS England
Commitment to Carers Award

This award is for nurses or nurse teams who have developed initiatives to support carers and can demonstrate their positive impact on carers’ own physical and mental health as well as improving outcomes for the person being cared for.

Who can enter?
Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter:
Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter now’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Commitment to Carers Award 2019:

  1. Initiative title
    Please give your entry a title.
    (15 words)    
     
  2. Key aims and reason
    Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind the implementation?
    (200 words) 
     
  3.  Key roles
    Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and implementation.
    (200 words)
     
  4. Team or individual entry?
    If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please double-check and list the correct full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
     
  5. Patient care
    Please describe how the initiative influenced provision of care, addressed carers’ own physical and mental health and improved health outcomes for those being cared for.
    (200 words)
     
  6. Challenges
    What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?
    (200 words)
     
  7. Evaluation
    Please describe how the initiative has or will be formally evaluated. Please include how the initiative has improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.
    (300 words)
     
  8. Sharing best practice
    Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?
    (200 words)
     
  9. If you wish to attach a supporting file to your entry, please do so here. Please note:
  • Your document must be a PDF.
  • You can only upload one document.
  • You can include images, graphs and any information that will support your submission.
  • The maximum size you can upload is 5MB.
Entry Deadline
01 February 2019 - 00:00
Category judging criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. Consider the level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running.
  4. Consider the impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice.
  5. What level of evaluation has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated their initiative?
Community Nursing Award
Community Nursing Award

This award recognises individual nurses or teams who work in community, primary care and public health roles. Whether you work in a health centre, general practice, care home, school or in patients' homes, we want to hear about your innovations and excellent practice.

Who can enter?
Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter:
Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Community Nursing Award 2019:

  1. Initiative title
    Please give your initiative a title.
    (15 words)
     

  2. Key aims and reasons
    Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind it and how was it implemented?
    (200 words)
     

  3. Key roles
    Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and its implementation.
    (200 words)
     

  4. Team or individual entry?
    If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please double-check and list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
     

  5. Challenges
    What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?
    (200 words)
     

  6. Evaluation
    Please describe how the initiative has or will be formally evaluated. Please include how the initiative has improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.
    (300 words)
     

  7. Sharing best practice
    Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?
    (200 words)
     

  8. If you wish to attach a supporting file to your entry, please do so here. Please note:
  • Your document must be a PDF.
  • You can only upload one document.
  • You can include images, graphs and any information that will support your submission.
  • The maximum size you can upload is 5MB.
     
Entry Deadline
01 February 2019 - 00:00
Category judging criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. Consider the level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running.
  4. Consider the impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice.
  5. What level of evaluation has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated their initiative?
Emergency Nursing Award
Emergency Nursing Award

This award celebrates individual nurses or teams of nurses who work in emergency care settings. We want to hear about your innovations, best practice, initiatives and inspirational stories of how you have improved patient care in emergency care environments.

Who can enter?
Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter:
Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Emergency Nurse Award 2019:

  1. Initiative title
    Please give your initiative a title.
    (15 words)
     
  2. Key aims and reasons
    Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind it and how was it implemented?
    (200 words)    
     
  3. Key roles
    Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and its implementation.
    (200 words)
     
  4. Team or individual entry?
    If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please double-check and list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
     
  5. Challenges
    What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?
    (200 words)
     
  6. Evaluation
    Please describe how the initiative has or will be formally evaluated. Please include how the initiative has improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.
    (300 words)
     
  7. Sharing best practice
    Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?
    (200 words)
     
  8. If you wish to attach a supporting file to your entry, please do so here. Please note:
  • Your document must be a PDF.
  • You can only upload one document.
  • You can include images, graphs and any information that will support your submission.
  • The maximum size you can upload is 5MB.
Entry Deadline
01 February 2019 - 00:00
Category judging criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. Consider the level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running.
  4. Consider the impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice.
  5. What level of evaluation has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated their initiative?
Excellence in Cancer Research Sponsored by Cancer Research UK
Excellence in Cancer Research

This award recognises individual cancer research nurses or research teams who are involved in clinical trials research to discover new ways to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer and improve patient outcomes. Applications are welcomed from those working on clinical trials in cancer, those entering as or on behalf of a clinical research nurse, or as part of a research team that includes cancer nurses.

Who can enter?
This category is only open to either those entering as or on behalf of a) a clinical research nurse working on cancer trials, or b) part of a cancer trial research team that includes clinical research nurses.

How to enter:
Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter now’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Excellence in Cancer Research Award 2019:

  1. Research title
    Please give your entry a title.
    (15 words)
     
  2. Key roles
    Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant played in this research.
    (200 words)
     
  3. Team or individual entry?
    If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please double-check and list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
     
  4. Description
    Please describe the research.
    (200 words)
     
  5. Aims
    What were / are the key aims of the research?
    (200 words)
     
  6. Implementation of the research
    How was the research implemented?
    (200 words)
     
  7. Challenges
    What were the challenges in implementing the research and how were they overcome?
    (200 words)
     
  8. Evaluation
    Please describe how the research has or will be formally evaluated
    (300 words)
     
  9. Sharing your innovation
    How have you disseminated your research or what plans do you have to do this?
    (200 words)
     
  10. If you wish to attach a supporting file to your entry, please do so here. Please note:
  • Your document must be a PDF.
  • You can only upload one document.
  • You can include images, graphs and any information that will support your submission.
  • The maximum size you can upload is 5MB.
Entry Deadline
01 February 2019 - 00:00
Category judging criteria:
  1. How innovative was the entrant in delivering clinical research, setting up/leading an initiative or overcoming challenges?                                                               
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in delivering the clinical research (for example, protocol development, patient recruitment, patient care or trial management) or in setting up and leading an initiative to raise awareness of clinical research or improve the patient experience?                                          
  3. Consider the level of obstacles the entrant overcame in delivering the clinical research or initiative.
  4. Consider the impact the clinical research or initiative has had on improving the patient experience, patient outcomes, treatment discovery or nursing practice.
  5. What level of evaluation has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant their findings or knowledge?
Excellence in Diabetes Care Award
Excellence in Diabetes Care Award

Individual nurses or nurse teams in any setting who have made a significant difference to the care, quality of life and outcomes of patients with diabetes through their expertise and initiative are invited to enter this award.

Who can enter?
Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter:
Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Excellence in Diabetes Care Award 2019:

  1. Initiative title
    Please give your initiative a title.
    (15 words)    
     
  2. Key aims and reasons
    Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind it and how was it implemented?
    (200 words)    
     
  3. Key roles
    Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and its implementation.
    (200 words)
     
  4. Team or individual entry?
    If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please double-check and list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
     
  5. Challenges
    What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?
    (200 words)   
     
  6. Evaluation
    How has the initiative improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.
    (300 words)
     
  7. Sharing best practice
    Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?
    (200 words)
     
  8. If you wish to attach a supporting file to your entry, please do so here. Please note:
  • Your document must be a PDF.
  • You can only upload one document.
  • You can include images, graphs and any information that will support your submission.
  • The maximum size you can upload is 5MB.
Entry Deadline
01 February 2019 - 00:00
Category judging criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. Consider the level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. Consider the impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice.
  5. What level of evaluation has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated their initiative?
Healthcare Assistant Award
Healthcare Assistant Award

This award rewards individuals working in a healthcare support role such as healthcare assistants (HCAs) and assistant practitioners (APs) who work under the guidance of a registered nurse, health visitor or midwife.

Who can enter?
Entries for this category are accepted from individual HCAs and APs. HCAs and APs can also be nominated by colleagues such as nurses, managers or consultants. Team entries are not accepted for this category. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter:
Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Healthcare Assistant Award 2019:

  1. Entry title
    Please give your entry a title.
    (15 words)
     
  2. Key roles
    Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant played in this entry.
    (200 words)
     
  3. Your reasons for entering
    Describe why you want to nominate yourself / the entrant for the award.
    (200 words)
     
  4. Above and beyond
    How have you / the entrant gone above and beyond the expectations of healthcare assistants?
    (200 words)
     
  5. Patient Care
    Please give a specific example of the difference you / the entrant has made to patient care.
    (200 words)
     
  6. If you wish to attach a supporting file to your entry, please do so here. Please note:
  • Your document must be a PDF.
  • You can only upload one document.
  • You can include images, graphs and any information that will support your submission.
  • The maximum size you can upload is 5MB.
Entry Deadline
01 February 2019 - 00:00
Category judging criteria:
  1. Consider the level of contribution the entrant makes / has made to the team.
  2. What impact has the entrant’s contribution made to patient or client care?
  3. Consider specific examples cited to illustrate the difference the entrant makes/made to patient care.
  4. Has entrant applied learning in practice to improve patient care?
Infection Prevention and Control Award
Infection Prevention and Control Award

This award celebrates the individual nurses or teams who have used initiative, insight and skills to improve infection prevention and control in any setting and through their commitment improved outcomes for their patients.

Who can enter?
Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter:
Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Infection Prevention and Control Award 2019:

  1. Initiative title
    Please give your initiative a title.
    (15 words)  
     
  2. Key aims and reasons
    Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind it and how was it implemented?
    (200 words)    
     
  3. Key roles
    Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and its implementation.
    (200 words)
     
  4. Team or individual entry?
    If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please double-check and list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
     
  5. Challenges
    What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?
    (200 words)    
     
  6. Evaluation
    How has the initiative improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.
    (300 words)
     
  7. Sharing best practice
    Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?
    (200 words)
     
  8. If you wish to attach a supporting file to your entry, please do so here. Please note:
  • Your document must be a PDF.
  • You can only upload one document.
  • You can include images, graphs and any information that will support your submission.
  • The maximum size you can upload is 5MB.
Entry Deadline
01 February 2019 - 00:00
Category judging criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. Consider the level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running.
  4. Consider the impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice.
  5. What level of evaluation has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated their initiative?
Innovations in your Specialty Award
Innovations in your Specialty Award

This award recognises individual nurses or teams who have implemented new projects or processes that have resulted in a real difference to patient care in any specialty or nursing environment.

Who can enter?
Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter:
Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter now’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Innovations in your Specialty Award 2019:

  1. Initiative title
    Please give your initiative a title.
    (15 words)    
     
  2. Key aims and reasons
    Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind it and how was it implemented?
    (200 words)    
     
  3. Key roles
    Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and its implementation.
    (200 words)
     
  4. Team or individual entry?
    If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please double-check and list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
     
  5. Challenges
    What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?
    (200 words)  
     
  6. Evaluation
    How has the initiative improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.
    (300 words)
     
  7. Sharing best practice
    Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?
    (200 words)
     
  8. If you wish to attach a supporting file to your entry, please do so here. Please note:
  • Your document must be a PDF.
  • You can only upload one document.
  • You can include images, graphs and any information that will support your submission.
  • The maximum size you can upload is 5MB.
Entry Deadline
01 February 2019 - 00:00
Category judging criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. Consider the level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running.
  4. Consider the impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice.
  5. What level of evaluation has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated their initiative?
Leadership Award
Leadership Award

This award honours nurse leaders who have developed initiatives to ensure their team delivers the highest quality and safest care possible, whatever the setting they work in.

Who can enter?
Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter:
Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Leadership Award 2019:

  1. Initiative title
    Please give your initiative a title.
    (15 words)
     
  2. Key aims and reasons
    Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind it and how was it implemented?
    (200 words)
     
  3. Key roles
    Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and its implementation.
    (200 words)
     
  4. Team or individual entry?
    If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please double-check and list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
     
  5. Challenges
    What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?
    (200 words)
     
  6. Evaluation
    Please describe how the initiative has or will be formally evaluated. Please include how the initiative has improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.
    (300 words)
     
  7. Sharing best practice
    Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?
    (200 words)
     
  8. If you wish to attach a supporting file to your entry, please do so here. Please note:
  • Your document must be a PDF.
  • You can only upload one document.
  • You can include images, graphs and any information that will support your submission.
  • The maximum size you can upload is 5MB.

 

Entry Deadline
01 February 2019 - 00:00
Category judging criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. Consider the level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. Consider the impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice
  5. What level of evaluation has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated their initiative?
Learning Disability Nursing Award
Learning Disability Nursing Award

This award recognises individual nurses or teams who have used their initiative, insight and skills to make a real difference to the health, well-being and social inclusion of people with learning disabilities.

Who can enter?
Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter:
Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Learning Disability Nursing Award 2019:

  1. Initiative title
    Please give your initiative a title.
    (15 words)
     
  2. Key aims and reasons
    Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind it and how was it implemented?
    (200 words)    
     
  3. Key roles
    Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and its implementation.
    (200 words)
     
  4. Team or individual entry?
    If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please double-check and list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
     
  5. Challenges
    What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?
    (200 words)    
     
  6. Evaluation
    Please describe how the initiative has or will be formally evaluated. Please include how the initiative has improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.
    (300 words)
     
  7. Sharing best practice
    Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?
    (200 words)
     
  8. If you wish to attach a supporting file to your entry, please do so here. Please note:
  • Your document must be a PDF.
  • You can only upload one document.
  • You can include images, graphs and any information that will support your submission.
  • The maximum size you can upload is 5MB.

   

Entry Deadline
01 February 2019 - 00:00
Category judging criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. Consider the level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. Consider the impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice
  5. What level of evaluation has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated their initiative?
Mental Health Nursing Award
Mental Health Nursing Award

This award is for nurses who can demonstrate how their innovative approach has inspired service users and colleagues and created positive outcomes in the lives of people they care for.

Who can enter?
Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter:
Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Mental Health Nursing Award 2019:

  1. Initiative title
    Please give your initiative a title.
    (15 words)    
     
  2. Key aims and reasons
    Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind it and how was it implemented?
    (200 words)    
     
  3. Key roles
    Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and its implementation.
    (200 words)
     
  4. Team or individual entry?
    If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please double-check and list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
     
  5. Challenges
    What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?
    (200 words)    
     
  6. Evaluation
    Please describe how the initiative has or will be formally evaluated. Please include how the initiative has improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.
    (300 words)
     
  7. Sharing best practice
    Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?
    (200 words)
     
  8. If you wish to attach a supporting file to your entry, please do so here. Please note:
  • Your document must be a PDF.
  • You can only upload one document.
  • You can include images, graphs and any information that will support your submission.
  • The maximum size you can upload is 5MB.

 

Entry Deadline
01 February 2019 - 00:00
Category judging criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. Consider the level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running.
  4. Consider the impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice.
  5. What level of evaluation has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated their initiative?

 

Nursing Older People Award
Nursing Older People Award

This award recognises individual nurses or teams who have enabled older people to live independently at home for as long as possible, improved their experience in residential and/or care homes, or improved their care in acute settings.

Who can enter?
Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter:
Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Nursing Older People Award 2019:

  1. Initiative title
    Please give your initiative a title.
    (15 words)    
     
  2. Key aims and reasons
    Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind it and how was it implemented?
    (200 words)    
     
  3. Key roles
    Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and its implementation.
    (200 words)
     
  4. Team or individual entry?
    If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please double-check and list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
     
  5. Challenges
    What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?
    (200 words)    
     
  6. Evaluation
    Please describe how the initiative has or will be formally evaluated. Please include how the initiative has improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.
    (300 words)
     
  7. Sharing best practice
    Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?
    (200 words)
     
  8. If you wish to attach a supporting file to your entry, please do so here. Please note:
  • Your document must be a PDF.
  • You can only upload one document.
  • You can include images, graphs and any information that will support your submission.
  • The maximum size you can upload is 5MB.

 

Entry Deadline
01 February 2019 - 00:00
Category judging criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. Consider the level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running.
  4. Consider the impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice.
  5. What level of evaluation has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated their initiative?
Patient’s Choice Award
Patient’s Choice Award

The Patient's Choice Award is an opportunity for members of the public to thank a nurse, midwife, health visitor, healthcare assistant or assistant practitioner who has made a real difference to their or a loved one's care.

Who can enter?
Entries are accepted from patients and members of the public only. Entries from nurses or colleagues of nurses will not be accepted. Nominees do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter:
Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Patient's Choice Award 2019:

  1. Entry title
    Please give your entry a title.
    (15 words)
     
  2. Team or individual entry?
    If this entry is a team entry please list the full names and job titles of each team member.
     
  3. Reasons for the nomination
    Please explain why you have decided to nominate this nurse / team of nurses.
    (350 words)
     
  4. Above and beyond
    Please explain how the nurse went above and beyond the call of duty and why you feel they deserve the award.
    (350 words)
Entry Deadline
01 February 2019 - 00:00
Category judging criteria:

Finalists for this award will be decided by our panel of judges and the winner will be decided by public vote. Details on how to vote for the winner will be provided once the finalists have been announced in April 2019.    

 

Promoting Continence Award
Promoting Continence Award

This award aims to recognise and reward the excellent work that individual nurses and nurse teams across all specialties do to improve the care, experience and quality of life for patients through their innovative approaches to continence care.

Who can enter?
Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter:
Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter now’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Promoting Continence Award 2019:

  1. Initiative title
    Please give your initiative a title.
    (15 words)    
     
  2. Key aims and reasons
    Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind it and how was it implemented?
    (200 words)    
     
  3. Key roles
    Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and its implementation.
    (200 words)
     
  4. Team or individual entry?
    If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please double-check and list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
     
  5. Challenges
    What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?
    (200 words)    
     
  6. Evaluation
    How has the initiative improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.
    (300 words)
     
  7. Sharing best practice
    Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?
    (200 words)
     
  8. If you wish to attach a supporting file to your entry, please do so here. Please note:
  • Your document must be a PDF.
  • You can only upload one document.
  • You can include images, graphs and any information that will support your submission.
  • The maximum size you can upload is 5MB.
Entry Deadline
01 February 2019 - 00:00
Category judging criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. Consider the level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running.
  4. Consider the impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice.
  5. What level of evaluation has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated their initiative?
Respiratory Nursing Award
Respiratory Nursing Award

This award is for individual nurses or teams working in the field of respiratory health who can demonstrate that their initiatives and innovations have increased the effectiveness of care and improved the quality of life for patients with respiratory disease.

Who can enter?
Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter:
Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter now’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Respiratory Nursing Award 2019:

  1. Initiative title
    Please give your initiative a title.
    (15 words)    
     
  2. Key aims and reasons
    Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind it and how was it implemented?
    (200 words)    
     
  3. Key roles
    Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and its implementation.
    (200 words)
     
  4. Team or individual entry?
    If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please double-check and list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
     
  5. Challenges
    What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?
    (200 words)  
     
  6. Evaluation
    How has the initiative improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.
    (300 words)
     
  7. Sharing best practice
    Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?
    (200 words)
     
  8. If you wish to attach a supporting file to your entry, please do so here. Please note:
  • Your document must be a PDF.
  • You can only upload one document.
  • You can include images, graphs and any information that will support your submission.
  • The maximum size you can upload is 5MB.
Entry Deadline
01 February 2019 - 00:00
Category judging criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. Consider the level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. Consider the impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice
  5. What level of evaluation has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated their initiative?
Skin and Wound Care Award
Skin and Wound Care Award

This award recognises individual nurses and nurse teams in any setting who protect and maintain skin integrity or improve wound care through their skills, innovation and commitment.

Who can enter?
Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter:
Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter now’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Skin and Wound Care Award 2019:

  1. Initiative title
    Please give your initiative a title.
    (15 words)    
     
  2. Key aims and reasons
    Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind it and how was it implemented?
    (200 words)  
     
  3. Key roles
    Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and its implementation.
    (200 words)
     
  4. Team or individual entry?
    If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please double-check and list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
     
  5. Challenges
    What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?
    (200 words)    
     
  6. Evaluation
    How has the initiative improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.
    (300 words)
     
  7. Sharing best practice
    Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?
    (200 words)
     
  8. If you wish to attach a supporting file to your entry, please do so here. Please note:
  • Your document must be a PDF.
  • You can only upload one document.
  • You can include images, graphs and any information that will support your submission.
  • The maximum size you can upload is 5MB.
Entry Deadline
01 February 2019 - 00:00
Category judging criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. Consider the level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running.
  4. Consider the impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice.
  5. What level of evaluation has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated their initiative?
Student Nurse Award
Student Nurse Award

This award is for individual nursing students or teams who can demonstrate that their nursing practice, perceptions or interactions with patients changed as a result of an incident or experience during training.

Who can enter?
Student nurses must submit their own entry. Nominations for this award are not accepted. Student team entries are accepted.

How to enter:
Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Student Nurse Award 2019:

  1. Entry title
    Please give your entry a title.
    (15 words)
     
  2. Key roles
    Please clearly explain the role you played in this entry.
    (200 words)
     
  3. Team or individual entry?
    If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please double-check and list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
     
  4. Your reasons for entering
    Describe the incident or experience where, by applying your learning, you were able to make a real difference to patient care.
    (200 words)
     
  5. Above and beyond
    How does the project demonstrate that you have gone above and beyond the expectations of nursing students?
    (300 words)
     
  6. Best practice
    How did the incident / experience affect your nursing practice? Please reflect on the changes and outcomes created as a result of the entry.
    (300 words)    
     
  7. If you wish to attach a supporting file to your entry, please do so here. Please note:
  • Your document must be a PDF.
  • You can only upload one document.
  • You can include images, graphs and any information that will support your submission.
  • The maximum size you can upload is 5MB.
Entry Deadline
01 February 2019 - 00:00
Category judging criteria:
  1. To what extent does the entrant demonstrate an ability to assess the situation, use their initiative and leadership skills to bring about change?
  2. Does the student stand out from the crowd as a patient champion or future leader?
Team of the Year Award
Team of the Year Award

This award recognises that great nursing is often delivered in teams and in close partnership with multidisciplinary colleagues – or even patients or stakeholders. Entrants will need to demonstrate the significance of the nursing contribution to the project’s success as well as its impact on patient care.

Who can enter?
Entries are accepted from nurses nominating their own teams or on behalf of another nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter:
Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter now’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Team of the Year Award 2019:
 

  1. Initiative title
    Please give your initiative a title.
    (15 words)  
     
  2. Key aims and reasons
    Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind it and how was it implemented?
    (200 words)    
     
  3. Key roles
    Please clearly explain the nursing role (you/the lead entrant) in the initiative and its implementation.
    (200 words)
     
  4. Key roles within the team
    Please double-check and list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
     
  5. Challenges
    What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome, particularly around team building and integration with colleagues and/or stakeholders?
    (200 words)  
     
  6. Evaluation
    How has the initiative improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice?
    (300 words)
     
  7. Sharing best practice
    Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?
    (200 words)
     
  8. If you wish to attach a supporting file to your entry, please do so here. Please note:
  • Your document must be a PDF.
  • You can only upload one document.
  • You can include images, graphs and any information that will support your submission.
  • The maximum size you can upload is 5MB.
Entry Deadline
01 February 2019 - 00:00
Category judging criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge and patient care?
  2. How instrumental was the nurse/nurse team in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. Consider the level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running.
  4. Has the nurse/team demonstrated excellent team working and a high level of integration with other members of the multidisciplinary team/stakeholders/patients?
  5. How has the initiative changed nursing practice and patient experience?
  6. What level of evaluation has been undertaken / is planned?
  7. To what extent has the entrant disseminated their initiative?