of the year
about the NURSE AWARD
The Neonatal Nurse of the Year award will be awarded to an inspirational neonatal nurse who has made an extraordinary difference to the lives of the infants in their care. Candidates will be assessed by a panel of clinical experts, including a parent.
Inclusion criteria may reflect one or more of the following:
- Development and/or leadership of innovation in neonatal nursing
which has led to change in practice
- Neonatal nursing research which has impacted upon clinical practice
- Successful translation of research into practice
- Service improvements which have led to improved evaluations
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DEADLINE: 31 OCTOBER 2018
*Prize: £1000 + 1 year free NNA membership
Word count: 1000
*TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PRIZE, THE WINNER WILL NEED TO
ATTEND THE NNA CONFERENCE ON THE 30TH OF NOVEMBER 2018.
All nominations will be expected to attend the annual conference. Nominees can either apply personally or be nominated by their line manager / colleagues / parents. All applications must include rationale behind why the candidate should be awarded this prestigious award. The prize for the winning application will be £1000 to be used to implement something to impact on practice or for education or travel associated with either of these as well as a years membership with the NNA. The winner will be announced and awarded on the 30th of November at the NNA National Conference, and will be asked to write a small article on their achievements for the Journal of Neonatal Nursing and present at the next conference.
nurse of the year 2017 | colm darby
I am truly humbled to have been nominated for this award - it is an achievement I never thought I would see in my career. I have always strived to deliver the best quality of care and has always been family centred. As a proud Northern Irish Nurse, I get upset when we we are seen as having the lowest breastfeeding rates in the UK but then I am reminded when you look at the figures and it shows that of those wonderful mothers that start breastfeeding, there is a smaller percentage that stop when compared to the rest of the UK. This shows me that when the NI mums put there minds to it, they mean it! Breast milk is scientifically and naturally best for babies, so I would love to support these mums as best I can. Introducing 40% Glucose Gel into the trust, improved the breastfeeding rates and reduced the neonatal admissions of term infants for hypoglycaemia. It is my aim to roll this initiative across the network over the next year.
I aim to put my award funds toward developing my "quality improvement initiative" in the form of a poster, displaying it in several conferences around the UK. I will also submit abstracts at other International Conferences and use these funds to then disseminate my work to other neonatal units.
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