Stephanie Jones, a student nurse at Canterbury Christ Church University received the commendation as part of the annual RCN Awards.
The RCN Awards celebrate RCN learning reps, safety reps, stewards and students who make a difference in their workplace and show outstanding commitment to the RCN and its members.
Nominees are put forward by peers to acknowledge the experience, accomplishments and dedication to the nursing profession. In Stephanie’s nomination one person said: “When I think of resilience, integrity, commitment and enthusiasm I'm thinking of Stephanie. Thanks to her efforts Canterbury Christ Church University have a Student Nurse Society. The Nursing Society is building a strong network to support students and she's the heart of the group.”
The awards are usually announced as part of the annual RCN Awards at RCN Congress, which this year has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stephanie said: “I was thrilled and surprised to find out I had been commended in the RCN awards.
“For me being a student ambassador is about supporting students to become the best they can be as we all study together. I work collaboratively with other RCN students and with the University to ensure that students are supported in the best way possible.”
Patricia Marquis, RCN South East Regional Director, said: “Stephanie is a wonderful student ambassador, everyone who knows her always sings her praises. I have no doubt that she will go onto great things when she is qualified. We are very pleased to see her work receiving a commendation as part of the awards.”