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Your invitation to the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

Virtual awards ceremony – and the RCN Nurse of the Year announcement – takes place next week
Picture shows an invitation to the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

This years virtual awards ceremony including the RCN Nurse of the Year announcement takes place over four evenings

This years RCNi Nurse Awards will take place next week, with inspiring nurses from across the UK being recognised for their exceptional work.

The event, which is taking place virtually for the first time, will showcase the incredible compassion, care, bravery and innovation of extraordinary people working in the nursing profession.

Awards acknowledge nurses enormous contribution during COVID-19 pandemic

Our 67 finalists in categories ranging from Team of the Year to Mental Health Nursing and Commitment to Carers have been chosen from more than 700 nominees.

The presentation of the awards for all 12 categories will occur throughout the week, Monday 5 October to Thursday 8 October, starting at 6pm each

This year’s virtual awards ceremony – including the RCN Nurse of the Year announcement – takes place over four evenings

Picture shows an invitation to the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

This year’s RCNi Nurse Awards will take place next week, with inspiring nurses from across the UK being recognised for their exceptional work.

The event, which is taking place virtually for the first time, will showcase the incredible compassion, care, bravery and innovation of extraordinary people working in the nursing profession.

Awards acknowledge nurses’ enormous contribution during COVID-19 pandemic

Our 67 finalists in categories ranging from Team of the Year to Mental Health Nursing and Commitment to Carers have been chosen from more than 700 nominees.

The presentation of the awards for all 12 categories will occur throughout the week, Monday 5 October to Thursday 8 October, starting at 6pm each evening except Thursday.

The announcements will begin with the Child Health Award at 6pm on Monday.

In addition to the 12 category winners, the RCN Nurse of the Year will be announced on the final evening, with a video premiere stream on RCNi's Facebook page from 8pm on Thursday 8 October.

The awards will acknowledge the enormous contribution of nurses during the COVID-19 global pandemic, in the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, including tributes to those who have lost their lives.

Picture shows RCN general secretary Dame Donna Kinnair introducing the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020
RCN general secretary Dame Donna Kinnair will introduce the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

RCNi managing director Rachel Armitage
RCNi managing director Rachel Armitage

‘A chance to celebrate the achievements of nurses’

RCNi managing director Rachel Armitage says: ‘No one could have predicted just how much this really would be the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.  

‘We believe the time is right to showcase the professionalism, clinical expertise and compassionate care delivered by the nursing team to patients UK-wide every day of every year.

‘The RCNi Nurse Awards 2020 are a chance to celebrate these achievements, as well as recognise nursing’s exceptional contribution to the COVID-19 response and those who have lost their lives.’

The diverse list of finalists includes a nurse who saved a fellow passenger’s life on a long-haul flight when he went into cardiac arrest, a nurse who drew on her own childhood experience of sleeping rough to support homeless people, and a team that has set up a dedicated support wing for prisoners with learning difficulties and autism.

Follow the awards announcements on RCNi’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

Guide to the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020 presentations 

RCNi Nurse Awards logoMonday 5 October

6pm Child Health Award

7pm Commitment to Carers Award

8pm General Practice & Community Nursing Award

Tuesday 6 October

6pm Learning Disability Nursing Award

7pm Excellence in Cancer Research Nursing Award

8pm Innovations in Your Specialty Award

9pm Mental Health Nursing AwardLogo for RCNi Nurse Awards

Wednesday 7 October

6pm Advanced Nursing Practice Award

7pm Nursing Support Worker Award

8pm Nursing Student Award 

9pm Team of the Year Award

Thursday 8 October

8pm Watch the video premiere stream on the RCNi Facebook page from 8pm: Patient’s Choice Award & RCN Nurse of the Year 2020


RCNi Nurse Awards: all our category finalists


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