RCN Wales Nurse of the Year 2021We are thrilled to see the return of the RCN Wales Nurse of the Year awards in 2021. The pandemic has served to highlight the role of nursing across the whole world. But we have some of the best right here in Wales. COVID-19 has of course presented many unprecedented challenges for everyone, but this year it won't stop us from honouring the incredible work of nursing professionals.
Nine years since the first ceremony, 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.
Congratulations to all those that have been nominated for an award this year. The shortlisting process is currently underway, in order to determine which candidates will be successfully invited to attend the interview stage of the process. The following dates have been agreed for each award category interview - this year all interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Unfortunately there are no alternative date options available.
Advanced and Specialist Nursing Award Tuesday 7 September 2021
Care of the Older Person Award Tuesday 14 September 2021
Chief Nursing Officer for Wales Award Monday 13 September 2021
Children and Midwifery Award Thursday 9 September 2021
Community Nursing Award Friday 17 September 2021
Health Care Support Worker Award Monday 13 September 2021
Improving Individual and Population Health Award Monday 13 September 2021
Innovation and Digitalisation in Nursing Award Wednesday 8 September 2021
Learning Disabilities & Mental Health Award Tuesday 21 September 2021
Nurse Education Award Monday 6 September 2021
Nursing Student Award Friday 17 September 2021
Primary Care Nursing Award Thursday 2 September 2021
Registered Nurse (Adult) Award Wednesday 22 September 2021
Supporting Education and Learning in Practice Award Friday 3 September 2021
Supporting Improvement through Research Award Monday 6 September 2021
Suzanne Goodall Paediatric Nursing Award Friday 10 September 2021
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 02920 680746.