Adult Nursing student highly commended in Cavell Nurses' Trust 2014 Scholarship Awards

Dane Thompson, an Adult Nursing student at LSBU has been highly commended in a national competition to find the best student nurses and midwives in the country.

Almost 30 student nurses and midwives from across the country competed for the honours in the five different categories; outstanding student nurse and midwife, leadership, community and academic achievement.

The five overall winners receive a travel scholarship, worth up to £2,000, for further study either in the UK or overseas.

Recognising hard work

The rigorous selection process included in-depth interviews of the candidates by a judging panel comprising some of the foremost figures in nursing, including Professor Lesley Page, President of the Royal College of Midwives. 

Professor Page said: "Candidates for the awards were without exception, dedicated, innovative and energetic they shone with excellence. Selecting the recipients was extremely difficult given the very high standard and commitment of applications. It gives us cause to be optimistic about the future of nursing and midwifery.

Future Prospects

The Faculty of Health and Social Care thrives on preparing a high calibre of students to the medical profession. This is the second year running that an LSBU student has been shortlisted in the awards, with Midwifery student Lisa Cecere making it to the shortlist in 2013.

"I wanted to be a nurse because you can care for a person in all ways and the awards have helped me look at myself, hopefully enabling me to be a better nurse,"

Dane Thompson, Adult Nursing student,

The awards are an important recognition and will help take the recipients forward to make an even greater contribution to health care. It gives us cause to be optimistic about the future of nursing and midwifery.


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