Rising Star - Nursing Times Awards
Some nurses stand out from the moment they enter the profession. They are natural leaders whose motivation is to constantly improve the quality of their own practice and of the services they work in. Their caring natures ensure they will not only offer compassionate care themselves, but will demand it of those around them and raise concerns if it falls short. They have the capacity to develop essential nursing skills quickly, the creativity to innovate and reshape services, and the ability to engage and motivate those around them. Nurses like these will be a positive influence on the profession throughout their careers.
This award aims to recognise a nurse working in the NHS or independent sector who has been qualified for less than five years, and demonstrates exceptional qualities that embody the best of nursing and the leadership skills to inspire others to follow their example.
We welcome entries from candidates themselves or nominations from those who wish to highlight a nurse who they believe merit this recognition.
Each entry will be judged against the following criteria:
- Patient focus
- Clinical effectiveness
Take a look at what our 2017 winner had to say about winning the award: