Student Nursing Times Awards 2017 Shortlisting Success

22 February 2017

Nursing at the University of Stirling has been shortlisted in the Student Nursing Times Awards 2017.

‌Student Nurse Jane Henley-King, a final year Adult field student at our Stirling Campus, has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs category for her exceptional work as Faculty Officer.  Jane commented “I am thrilled and surprised to have been shortlisted as a finalist for Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs in the Student Nursing Times Awards 2017. The opportunity to represent the voices of my fellow student nurses throughout my studies has been a challenging yet rewarding experience.”

Jane Henley-King, Student Nurse Ivor Smith, Teaching Fellow
Student Nurse Jane Henley-King Teaching Fellow Ivor Smith

Adult Student Nurse Sophie Cameron of our Highland Campus has also been shortlisted, in the Student Nurse of the Year - Adult category. Dr Annetta Smith, Head of Health Sciences - Highland and Western Isles Campuses, commented "We're delighted for Sophie - it's recognition that she's an excellent student".

Mental Health Teaching Fellow Ivor Smith has been shortlisted in the Educator of the Year category.  He was nominated by colleagues and students on the BSc Nursing (Mental Health) programme.  Ivor Smith commented: “I am really pleased that I’ve been nominated and I would like to thank the students who supported my nomination.”

Lecturer Wendy Jessiman commented “We are delighted that The Undergraduate Mile a Day has been shortlisted in the Student Nursing Times Awards 2017, Teaching Innovation of the Year category.  Already we know that two thirds of our students are walking a mile most days and find it very beneficial for both their emotional and physical well-being.”

The Faculty has also been shortlisted in the Education Provider of the Year (Pre-Registration) category, a category it won in 2012 and in 2016. 

Julia Scott, Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, commented “I’m delighted for our students and colleagues.  This displays the passion they have for nursing and the hard work and commitment to the programme.”

The Faculty’s students and staff have enjoyed considerable success at the Student Nursing Times Awards winning:

  • 2012 Education Provider (Pre-Registration)
  • 2013 Teaching Innovation for Placement Support Model for Student Nurses with Disabilities
  • 2013 Student Nurse of the Year (Adult) – Lorraine Armstrong
  • 2015 Partnership of the Year with NHS Forth Valley in connection with their Psychological Trauma-informed Care activity
  • 2016 Education Provider (Pre-Registration)
  • 2016 Student Nurse of the Year (Mental Health) – Robert Murray
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