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Celebrate your achievements by entering the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

The RCNi Nurse Awards 2020 are now open for entries – and we want to hear about your project

The RCNi Nurse Awards 2020 are now open for entries – and we want to hear about your project

If you have thought about entering the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020, but wondered if it is worth the effort, then the words of this year’s community and general practice nurse award winner Janine McKnight-Cowan will surely inspire you.

The health visitor developed the Five Guide, a simple tool promoting caesarean section recovery. She says the award ‘has been the pinnacle of my career, validating that I made a difference.’ 

RCNi Nurse Awards’ high media profile and Twitter coverage

Ms McKnight-Cowan entered the awards because she ‘wanted to share her project more widely’. It has certainly given her work a high profile, with media coverage, interviews and Twitter chats.

The Queen’s Nurse was a speaker at the recent International IME Maternity Expo, which was live-streamed to 16 countries, including the US, Australia, Haiti, Brazil, Ethiopia, Norway and India. 

Her Five Guide video has been accessed more than 3,500 times, while its Facebook page has more than 9,000 likes. 

Practice nurse manager Emma Williamson won this year’s RCNi’s Wound Prevention and Treatment Award for her work in transforming leg ulcer management, increasing the number of healed wounds, and improving patient experience.

Success down to teamwork

Ms Williamson put her success down to teamwork and said she saw the award as being for ‘primary care, not just me’.

The RCNi Nurse Awards 2020 are now open for entries and we want to hear about your project. In what will be a celebration of the international year of the nurse and midwife, there are 11 categories to enter, including community nursing, team of the year, advanced nurse practitioner, nursing support worker and innovations in your specialty.

RCNi Nurse Awards 2020 entry form and categories

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