Florence Nightingale Nurse of the Year - Nursing Times Awards
There are thousands of excellent nurses working in the NHS and independent sector. However, a select few stand out as truly exceptional. In the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, the Florence Nightingale Nurse of the Year award aims to recognise an individual working in the NHS or independent sector who has gone above and beyond what is expected of them in their day-to-day role.
Candidates can be at any stage in their nursing career, but should have undertaken a piece of work on their own initiative that has required inspiration, determination and creativity. The work must have had tangible positive outcomes, such as demonstrable improvements in patient care or in the effectiveness of service provision, demonstrating the value of nurses in this important year for the profession. We welcome entries from candidates themselves or nominations from those who wish to highlight a nurse who they believe merits this recognition.
Each entry will be judged against the following criteria:
- Patient focus
- Clinical effectiveness
Take a look at what our 2019 winner had to say about winning this award: