Queen’s Nurse title awarded to Professor

Laura Serrant and Jane CummingsLaura Serrant, Professor of Community and Public Health Nursing, has been recognised for her contribution to community nursing.

Professor Serrant has worked with Government departments and regional, national and international groups to recognise the importance of Nurses working in the community.

She said: “For me the Queen’s Nurse title is a great honour, particularly as it is not often given to nurses in academic settings.

“Nurses in academia have an important role to play as we educate the next generation. We need to ensure that our students are inspired to contribute to health and wellbeing in community as well as hospital settings.”

The title of Queen's Nurse (QN) was reintroduced in 2006 to help promote high standards of community nursing.

To become a QN, a nurse provides information about his or her qualifications, employment and training. They also write an essay about how they improve patient care. The Queen’s Nurse Institute also obtains references from the nurse's employer, and asks for feedback from patients, before applications are assessed by an independent panel.

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Date Issued: Wednesday May 14, 2014

Picture: Laura Serrant and Jane Cummings, Chief Nurse for NHS England

Image: Mark Treacey

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