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Nurse of the Year Awards

RCN Wales Nurse of the Year 2022

The Royal College of Nursing Wales will be celebrating its 10th RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards in City Hall, Cardiff on Wednesday 9 November 2022. 

The awards continue to recognise innovation and excellence in practice, acknowledging the outstanding efforts, commitment and achievements made by the whole of the nursing community across Wales. 

Nominated nurses, midwives, nursing students and health care support workers must demonstrate a passion for their profession and exemplify distinction in care, leadership, service and innovation. Individuals can be nominated for an award by peers, teams, managers, patients and the public. Diversity in nominees is encouraged to reflect the workforce in Wales across all areas of nursing; Independent Health and Social Care Sector, Third Sector, NHS, or Local Authority.

Nominations for the 2022 awards are now closed. Congratulations to all those that have been nominated for an award this year. The shortlisting process is currently underway, in order to determine which nominees will be successfully invited to attend the interview stage of the process. The following dates have been agreed for each award category interview – these interviews will be held in-person at our RCN Wales Headquarters in Cardiff. Unfortunately there are no alternative date options available.

Advanced and Specialist Nursing Award                      Wednesday 14 September 2022
Care of the Older Person Award  Monday 19 September 2022
Chief Nursing Officer for Wales Award Wednesday 7 September 2022
Children and Midwifery Award                 Friday 9 September 2022
Community Nursing Award                 Wednesday 14 September 2022
Health Care Support Worker Award                 Monday 19 September 2022
Improving Individual and Population Health Award Monday 12 September 2022
Innovation and Digitalisation in Nursing Award Tuesday 20 September 2022
Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Award Monday 12 September 2022
Nurse Education Award                 Friday 2 September 2022
Nursing Student Award                 Tuesday 20 September 2022
Primary Care Nursing Award Tuesday 13 September 2022
Registered Nurse (Adult) Award Friday 2 September 2022
Supporting Education and Learning in Practice Award Monday 5 September 2022
Supporting Improvement Through Research Award Wednesday 7 September 2022
Suzanne Goodall Paediatric Palliative Care Award Tuesday 6 September 2022

*Please note that for the Lifetime Achievement Award, shortlisting nominees will not be required to attend an interview.

Should you have any queries about the next step in the judging process, please do not hesitate to contact us via NurseoftheYearAwards@rcn.org.uk or on 02920 680746.

 

Find out more about the 17 award categories below. 

Read about the 2021 award winners

Watch the highlights of the RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards 2021 event

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Advanced and Specialist Nursing Award

Sponsored by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

This award aims to recognise nurses undertaking advanced and specialist practice who make an outstanding contribution to patient care, including the introduction of changes that leads to innovative programmes of care.

Children and Midwifery Award

Sponsored by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

This award aims to recognise a Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife who has made an outstanding contribution to care of children, young people or the midwifery care of mothers-to-be/ parent/s.

Improving Individual and Population Health Award

Sponsored by Public Health Wales

This award aims to recognise a nurse or midwife who has made an outstanding contribution to improving individual and/or population health, including the introduction of changes that lead to innovative health improvement or health protection interventions or programmes.



Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

This award aims to recognise a truly exceptional Registered Nurse who is recognised as providing a lasting contribution to the nursing profession.

 


Primary Care Nursing Award

Sponsored by BMA Cymru Wales

This award celebrates the achievements of Registered Nurses who have made an outstanding contribution to the care of people from a primary care perspective.

 






Supporting Improvement through Research Award

Sponsored by Cardiff University

This award aims to recognise and reward quality in nursing and midwifery research, which may be of a preliminary nature e.g. pilot studies, clinical audit or service innovation. 

Care of the Older Person Award

Sponsored by University of Wales Trinity Saint David

This award aims to recognise a Registered Nurse or Health Care Support Worker who has made an outstanding contribution to the care of older people in Wales.


Community Nursing Award

Sponsored by Hywel Dda University Health Board

This award celebrates the achievements of all registrants of the NMC register who have made an outstanding contribution to the care of people in a community-based setting.

 

Innovation and Digitalisation in Nursing Award

Sponsored by Frontier Medical Group

This award is intended to recognise nurses and midwives who have improved the care of people through transformation to deliver and / or influence change. Nominators should provide a clear narrative explaining why and how the transformation was developed or implemented and how the change has improved the experience and outcome of care.

Nurse Education Award

Sponsored by Swansea Bay University Health Board

This award recognises Registered Nurses who have made a significant difference to the development and or delivery of high quality education to those who deliver/ aim to deliver health care.


Registered Nurse (Adult) Award

Sponsored by Powys Teaching Health Board

This award aims to recognise a Registered Nurse who has made an outstanding contribution to the care of adults.





 

Suzanne Goodall Paediatric Palliative Care Nursing Award

Sponsored by Tŷ Hafan

This award aims to recognise a Registered Nurse who has made an outstanding contribution to the care of children or young people with lifelong and/or life limiting illness.

Chief Nursing Officer for Wales Award

Sponsored by Chief Nursing Officer for Wales, Welsh Government

This award will celebrate the contribution of an exceptional nursing or midwifery leader in Wales, who by inspiring others and demonstrating exceptional leadership, has made a significant difference to person centred holistic care.

Health Care Support Worker Award

Sponsored by Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee

This award is open to any Health Care Support Worker who is delegated work directly by a Registered Nurse, Midwife or Health Visitor in any setting, who has demonstrated commitment to providing high standards of nursing and midwifery care.

Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Award

Sponsored by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

This award aims to recognise an exceptional Registered Learning Disability Nurse or Registered Mental Health Nurse who is being recognised for their innovative and creative approach to the care of people within these specialities.


Nursing Student Award

Sponsored by Health Education and Improvement Wales

This award aims to recognise Nursing/Midwifery students who have shown exceptional promise during their professional education and/or practice placements.



Supporting Education and Learning in Practice Award

Sponsored by University of South Wales

This award will be made to an outstanding Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife who demonstrates an innate understanding of the importance of effective supervision and assessment of students, supporting high quality learning environments, acts as a role model to and invests in existing and aspiring supervisors/assessors, and who builds and maintains relationships to enable and support this essential role.

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Meet our 2019 award winners

Read about our 2018 finalists and take a look at some of the photos from the RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards 2018 ceremony.

Read about our 2017 winners

Page last updated - 14/07/2022