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Student health visitors to be eligible for new Queen's Nursing Institute prize

The Queen's Nursing Institute has announced the creation of a new student award. 
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Outstanding student health visitors have the chance to be awarded a prize in memory of a Queens Nurse who died aged 100 last year.

Dora Roylance

The Queens Nursing Institute (QNI) has announced the creation of the new prize named in memory of Dora Roylance, a former Queens Nurse and health visitor.

Outstanding students who have completed the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing health visitor programme are eligible to be nominated for the award.

Health visitor programme leaders at universities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can nominate a student to be considered for the annual prize.

QNI chief executive Crystal Oldman said: We are able to offer this prize thanks to the generosity of a Queens Nurse, Dora Roylance, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 100.

Dora left a legacy to the QNI that enabled us to create this

Outstanding student health visitors have the chance to be awarded a prize in memory of a Queen’s Nurse who died aged 100 last year.

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Dora Roylance

The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) has announced the creation of the new prize named in memory of Dora Roylance, a former Queen’s Nurse and health visitor.

Outstanding students who have completed the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing health visitor programme are eligible to be nominated for the award.

Health visitor programme leaders at universities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can nominate a student to be considered for the annual prize.

QNI chief executive Crystal Oldman said: ‘We are able to offer this prize thanks to the generosity of a Queen’s Nurse, Dora Roylance, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 100.

‘Dora left a legacy to the QNI that enabled us to create this prize in her name.'

Enduring

Ms Roylance became a Queen's Nurse in 1939 and a health visitor six years later, thanks to a QNI training bursary. She went on to work as a nurse and health visitor for the rest of her career and always maintained her connection with the QNI.

Ms Oldman said: ‘By offering educational prizes such as this we can help support future career development in community nursing specialties.

‘The award is just the start of a journey and an association with the QNI which we anticipate will last a lifetime, in the same way that Dora Roylance’s relationship with the QNI endured to the end of her life.’

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