Prestigious RCN Nursing Awards 2023 now open for entries
Nominations for the UK’s top nursing awards are now being accepted, with entries open to individuals and teams in 15 categories
Entries are once again open for the UK’s most prestigious nursing awards, with the RCN Nurse of the Year 2023 award up for grabs.
The RCN Nursing Awards invites nurses, students and nursing support workers to share their innovations and expertise and celebrate their contribution to improving care and outcomes for their patients.
Entries are open to individuals and teams in 15 categories covering the diversity of nursing.
A chance to recognise achievements and celebrate the enduring strength and diversity of the profession
The awards will be judged by an expert judging panel chaired by Foundation of Nursing Studies chief executive Joanne Bosanquet.
Alongside nominations from colleagues and individuals, the Patient’s Choice category will give the public an opportunity to nominate a nurse or nursing support worker who has made a difference to their lives. The winner will be decided by public vote.
Ms Bosanquet said: ‘We know nurses in all specialties, throughout the UK, are increasingly under pressure but they continue to be exceptionally creative and innovative and deliver outstanding, person-centred care.
‘The RCN Nursing Awards are a chance to recognise those achievements and celebrate the enduring strength and diversity of our profession and its commitment to the people and communities we care for.
Deadline for entries in 28 April, with all categories are open to entrants from across the UK
‘Much of this great work can be easily adopted by colleagues, so the awards are an important way of sharing effective and impactful practice so more people can benefit from nursing brilliance.’
The winners will be announced at a ceremony at Liverpool Cathedral on 10 November, including the RCN Nurse of the Year 2023, who will be chosen from the pool of winners.
The deadline for entries is 28 April. You do not need to be an RCN member to enter and all categories are open to entrants from across the UK.Enter the awards here
Awards include three new categories
Community & General Practice Nursing
Greener Nursing Practice
Innovations in your Specialty – sponsored by the NMC
Learning Disability Nursing
Mental Health Nursing
Nursing Older People
Nursing Support Worker
Researcher of the Year* – sponsored by NIHR
Team of the Year Award – sponsored by LV
Workforce Initiative of the Year* – sponsored by NHS Professionals
*New award for 2023
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