Jayne Steer, from Burton-on-Trent, was awarded runner-up in the Royal College of Nursing Fellows Student Nurse category of the Nursing Standard Nurse Awards.
Jayne is studying a DipHE in Nursing (Child branch) at the University’s Burton-on-Trent campus.
The 25-year-old was required to submit a 500 word reflective essay that described an experience from her training that has since affected her nursing practice. Her essay recounted an episode of care on a neonatal unit when Jayne was caring for, under supervision, a seven-day-old infant who was born at 27 weeks.
Jayne’s entry was subsequently shortlisted for the RCN Fellows Student Nurse Award and she travelled to London to present her work to a panel of 13 judges.
Clare Norman, Senior Lecturer, Child Branch, said: “Jayne’s project received a ‘commendation’ and was awarded runner-up in the category. Everyone within the child branch team in the School of Health and Wellbeing would like to say well done to Jayne.”
Jayne said: “The whole experience for me was enjoyable and interesting; it has encouraged me to reflect on my practice more often and increased my confidence to address a group of strangers. To be runner up was a big surprise and I am very pleased.
“I would like to thank the child branch staff for their support and kind words, but I’d particularly like to thank my personal tutor Clare Norman, for nominating me and then overseeing the work I submitted. I don’t think I would have done so well without her help.”
Jayne will receive her commendation at a black tie awards ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel, London, in November.
The Nursing Standard Nurse Awards are acknowledged as the most prestigious accolade for recognising and rewarding excellence in nursing. The Awards identify outstanding achievement and promote best practice and innovation in nursing.
Picture: Jayne Steer
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