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RCN in Wales Nurse of the Year Alumni

The Royal College of Nursing in Wales Nurse of the Year Alumni Network was officially launched at the Nurse of the Year 2017 award ceremony.

The Alumni Network is made up of RCN Wales Nurse of the Year winners and runners up.  There are approximately 195 Alumni Network members.
All members of the Alumni Network have gained national recognition for outstanding professional achievements and leadership. 

Purpose of the Alumni Network

The purpose of the network is to create a body of nursing innovation and excellence, enabling members to share and support each other by pooling their expertise and knowledge. This will be achieved through the development of a closed Discussion Forum on Facebook that only RCN Alumni Network members can join.  This Facebook page can be used by members to discuss professional issues and seek advice and guidance from fellow members. 

Members of  the network will be able to gain access to RCN Wales career development opportunities.
Alumni network members will receive invitations to a number of RCN events and development opportunities.  These vary each year but may include events such as:
• RCN Wales Leadership Summit
• RCN Wales Advanced Nurse Practitioner Conference
• RCN Wales Health Care Support Worker Conference
• RCN Wales Research Chair Biennial Lecture

Alumni members are invited to attend these events free of charge, and may also be approached to deliver presentations to share their expertise and experiences with other nurses.

Fireside Chats

RCN in Wales hold quarterly fireside chats for Alumni members on Leadership Development. These are small informal events that provide an opportunity to hear from a guest speaker about their leadership journey, and a chance to network and participate in a short 1:1 coaching session with RCN Wales staff.  

The next fireside chat will take place on Tuesday 19 March 2019, at the Newport Centre, Newport, NP20 1UH.  The guest speaker will be Professor Rosemary Kennedy CBE, former Chief Nursing Officer for Wales.  The event will take place from 6pm - 8.30pm and refreshments will be included.

For further information and to register your interest for this event please email by Friday 8 March 2019

Political Influencing Study Day

Date: Wednesday 20 February 2019
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: RCN Wales HQ, Ty Maeth


The day will be facilitated by Lisa Turnbull, Policy & Public Affairs Officer for RCN Wales.  As a development opportunity, this course will appeal to those who want to:
understand the influence of politics on healthcare policy and influence change in health or social policy.
Places for this event are extremely limited and available on a first come first serve basis.  If you would like to attend, please reply by email to by Friday 8 February 2019, to express your interest. Further details about the event will follow once your place is confirmed.

The day will also include lunch and refreshments.

Page last updated - 02/04/2019