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Talent and dedication: RCNi Nurse Awards student finalists hold key to nursing’s future

From tackling mental health issues in young people to supporting victims of modern slavery and improving the care of patients with Parkinson’s, this year’s RCNi Nurse Awards saw some outstanding projects from nursing students. Lynne Pearce meets the Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award finalists.
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From tackling mental health issues in young people to supporting victims of modern slavery and improving the care of patients with Parkinson’s, this year’s RCNi Nurse Awards saw some outstanding projects from nursing students vying for the award sponsored by the estate of RCN activist Andrew Parker. Lynne Pearce meets the finalists

Zoe Butler, winner

When a young girl who was part of a local theatre group took her own life, Zoe Butler knew she could not stand by and watch as her friends and colleagues struggled to cope.

‘It was such a massive shock to the community,’ says Ms Butler, who was then embarking on her nursing degree at the University of Cumbria. ‘People just didn’t

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