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Less than a week left to nominate your winner

16 Jan 2024

Entries for Scotland’s Nurse of the Year Awards close in five days time (22 January).

RCN Scotland Nurse of the Year Awards 2024 With 13 categories to nominate in and the title of RCN Scotland Nurse of the Year 2024 up for grabs, do you know someone who deserves to be recognised and celebrated for their nursing contribution?

Our judging panels are primed to read all of your fantastic nominations, sharing your reasons why you think your nominee deserves to be a winner – making sure you evidence their specific contributions.

Following the nomination process, nominees selected to move to the next round will be invited to attend a virtual interview with the panel of judges during the first three weeks of March 2024.

Commenting on the nominations, Julie Lamberth, RCN Scotland Board Chair, said:

“Last year I was privileged, as a judge, to read your submissions. Each nomination reminded me why I, and each and every member of nursing staff, go to work each day – to provide the best nursing care to the people of Scotland. 

I’m looking forward to this year’s nominations which I’m sure, given the calibre of the nursing staff we have here in Scotland, will make it tough for the judging panels to make a final decision.”

The RCN Scotland Nurse of the Year Awards shine a spotlight on the best of nursing, recognising the dedication and outstanding professional care of nursing staff across Scotland.

Entries for the 13 award categories are open to individuals and teams and cover the diversity of nursing roles across Scotland’ health and care services. The categories are:

Adult Nursing 
Care Home Nursing  
Children & Midwifery Nursing
Clinical Leadership
Inspiring Excellence – Nursing Innovation and Research
Learning Disability Nursing 
Learning in Practice 
Mental Health Nursing  
Nursing Student of the Year 
Nursing Support Worker of the Year
Nursing Team of the Year  
Outstanding/Lifetime Achievement 
People’s Choice

The awards are open to all nursing staff in Scotland and each category will be judged by an expert panel. The prestigious RCN Scotland Nurse of the Year 2024 will be selected from the registered nurse winners from the other award categories.

Nominations close on 22 January with the winners announced at a glittering awards ceremony taking place in the Grand Gallery in the National Museum of Scotland on 23 May 2024. You do not need to be an RCN member to enter.

Page last updated - 16/01/2024