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Queen’s Nurse title awarded to University lecturer


A University of Wolverhampton lecturer has been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse in recognition of his commitment to high standards of patient care. 

Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Garry Cooper-Stanton, was awarded the Queen’s Nurse (QN) title by the community by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).

The title recognises a commitment to high standards of patient care, education, learning and leadership. Nurses who hold the title benefit from developmental workshops, bursaries, networking opportunities, and a shared professional identity. To be awarded the title requires the written support of the organisation, line managers and students.

Garry Cooper-Stanton, from the University’s Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, said: “To be awarded the title is an honour and a long held dream to join those nurses past and present who work tirelessly to promote the highest standards of patient care in the community. 

“I have worked in the community for over 12 years and have had the privilege of delivering patient centred care throughout my work as a community nurse and most recently as a clinical nurse specialist in lymphoedema. 

“My work in the community has led me to work with inspirational nurses that have delivered exceptional care to patients’ through innovation, leadership and education centred around compassion. I channel these experiences and passions into the education I deliver within the BSc (Hons) Nursing Programme as a Senior Lecturer.

“I believe that the title and the fantastic work of Queen’s Nursing Institute brings a renewed emphasis and commitment to what can be achieved when nursing, care and education combine to bring about excellence in patient care.”

Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, Chief Executive of the QNI said: “On behalf of the QNI I would like to congratulate Garry Cooper-Stanton and welcome him as a Queen’s Nurse. Queen’s Nurses serve as leaders and role models in community nursing, delivering high quality health care across the country.

“The application and assessment process to become a Queen’s Nurse is rigorous and requires clear commitment to improving care for patients, their families and carers. We look forward to working with Garry Cooper-Stanton and all other new Queen’s Nurses who have received the title this year.”

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Picture: Queen's Nurses Garry Cooper-Stanton with Stephanie Reynolds and Rachel Hogan

Date Issued: Thursday, 12 July 2018

The title of Queen’s Nurse is open to registered nurses with more than five years’ experience working in the community. Managers and patients provide feedback about applicants, which is assessed along with their application. More information about how to apply is available at 

The Queen’s Nursing Institute is a registered charity founded in 1887. We believe in the best possible nursing care for people at home. We work with nurses and decision makers to ensure that good quality nursing is available to everyone, when they need it.

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