The RCN Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards ceremony takes place tonight, Thursday 7 June 2018.
Thirty two finalists will compete across fifteen award categories, including the Student Award, the Health Care Support Worker Award and the main Nurse of the Year Award, in which there are four finalists. This year, two new award categories have been introduced. The Dementia Nursing Award is sponsored by Runwood Homes, whilst Addiction NI supports the Inspirational Achievement in Addiction Services Award.
In addition, the Outstanding Achievement Award will recognise an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to nursing in Northern Ireland.
Details of all the finalists and sponsors are available in the awards programme, which you can access below. The announcement of each award runner-up and winner can be followed during the evening on Twitter at @RCN_NI, with the announcement of the RCN Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year due to be made around 11.50pm.