RCN Awards

RCN Student Ambassador of the Year Awards

Who can be nominated

This award is for RCN Student Ambassadors (or former Student Information Officers) who have made a difference at their university and shown outstanding commitment to the RCN and its members, especially student members. 

Your nominee may have:

  • established, or re-invigorated, a nursing society at their university
  • started a petition or campaign on a topical nursing or education issue
  • recruited RCN student members, or encouraged others to become more involved as RCN Student Ambassadors
  • provided peer support to help other student nurses
  • organised an event that has benefited others on their course
  • raised money for a nursing or health care charity.
RCN Student Ambassadors who complete their course before RCN Congress 2020 are eligible as long as they were an RCN Student Ambassador or an RCN Student Information Officer during 2019/20.

Members of the RCN UK Students Committee are not eligible for nomination.

Who should nominate

You should think about nominating someone for an award if you:

  • are a student nurse and have been supported by an RCN Student Ambassador
  • have benefited in some way from the efforts of an RCN Student Ambassador
  • are a tutor or staff member at a university where an RCN Student Ambassador has made a real difference to their fellow students
  • have been impressed by an active RCN Student Ambassador within your RCN branch
  • have witnessed exceptional service and support by an RCN Student Ambassador.
Please note that RCN Student Ambassadors are not able to nominate themselves.

When to submit your nomination

Nominations for RCN Student Ambassador of the Year 2020 are now closed. 

The prize

The prize for the winner is £500, while the commendee will receive £250.