LSBU nursing student shines at student nursing awards
06 May 2014
is in the final year of the Learning Disability Nursing BSc course at LSBU—attended the
glittering 'Student Nursing Times Awards' ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel in
London's Park Lane on Thursday 1 May to celebrate the achievements of the
student nurses shaping the future of the profession.
competition in the 'Student Nurse of the Year: Learning Disabilities' category was
difficult, with judges looking for an exceptional candidate who demonstrated
excellence in promoting and enabling social inclusion, interpersonal and
communication skills and an ability to act with compassion and empathy, as well
as academic achievement.
came to the UK from Malawi—said: "I had worked as a teaching assistant with
children with learning disabilities, and quickly decided that this was an area
that I wanted to pursue. I really enjoyed every aspect of the course at LSBU
and the placements that I have taken part in, although it has been very
"It came as a
complete surprise when I found that my lecturers had nominated me for the
award, and even more of a surprise to learn at the ceremony that I had won. I'm
delighted to have achieved this at the very beginning of my career."
for the Student Nursing Times Awards said: "The Student Nurse of the Year: Learning
Disabilities award celebrates the unique nature of this sector of the
profession, in which the focus is on encouraging this client group to
participate in society and to promote and maintain health and wellbeing.
"It has been
fantastic to see the students continuing to excel in their studies and go the
extra mile—and to see the placements and universities providers influencing and
inspiring our nurses of the future."