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Prize-winning student nurse gets royal seal of approval

A nursing student has been given the royal seal of approval from the Prince of Wales after winning a prestigious academic prize.
Sean Harrison and Prince Charles

A nursing student has been given the royal seal of approval from the Prince of Wales after winning a prestigious academic prize

L-R Sean Harrison with Prince Charles

Sean Harrison is the first nursing student to win the Michael Pittilo essay prize, an accolade usually awarded to a medical student.

His essay focused on how food was a 'forgotten medicine', and how healthcare care professionals can maximise the potential benefits of food for their patients. It will be now be published in International Therapist Journal.

Mr Harrison, who is a studying for a masters degree in adult nursing at Northumbria University, was presented with a 500 prize by Prince Charles at a conference held at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.

He said: The highlight of the day was having my award presented by Prince Charles. I was slightly nervous, but he

A nursing student has been given the royal seal of approval from the Prince of Wales after winning a prestigious academic prize

Sean Harrison and Prince Charles
L-R Sean Harrison with Prince Charles

Sean Harrison is the first nursing student to win the Michael Pittilo essay prize, an accolade usually awarded to a medical student.

His essay focused on how food was a 'forgotten medicine', and how healthcare care professionals can maximise the potential benefits of food for their patients. It will be now be published in International Therapist Journal.

Mr Harrison, who is a studying for a masters degree in adult nursing at Northumbria University, was presented with a £500 prize by Prince Charles at a conference held at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.

He said: The highlight of the day was having my award presented by Prince Charles. I was slightly nervous, but he was very nice.

'I am particularly proud to receive this award, not only as a Northumbria University student but for the nursing profession.'

 

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