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The best students and educators have been announced at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2013

Carla McClintock, from the University of Ulster, has been named the “most inspirational student nurse of the year”.

The winners of the Student Nursing Times Awards 2013 – now in their second year – were announced yesterday at a glittering ceremony in London attended by nearly 500 people and hosted by Nursing Times editor Jenni Middleton.  

In total 17 awards were given out to student nurses, their mentors and educators that were judged to be the best in the country.

These included “Student Nurse of the Year” awards in the fields of adult, children’s, mental health and learning disabilities nursing – and for the first time an award for “Student Midwife of the Year”.  

Meanwhile, Julie Dulson, the University of Chester, was named lecturer of the year and Stella Ross, from Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, was named mentor of the year.

In addition, Victoria Lonsdale, from the University of Nottingham, won the award for outstanding contribution to student affairs and Jemma Pogson, from the University of York, the awards for outstanding contribution to practice placement.

Manchester Metropolitan University was named nurse education provider of the year for post-registration with a highly commended going to the University of Glasgow. Northumbria University won the award for best pre-registration provider.

The awards ceremony at the Grange Hotel in St Paul’s was attended by chief nursing officer for England Jane Cummings, Department of Health and Public Health England director of nursing Viv Bennett and Royal College of Nursing chief executive and general secretary Peter Carter.

The keynote address was given by the internationally recognised nurse academic Professor June Andrews, director of the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling.

We’re always on the look out for student authors. If you’re a student feeling inspired by yesterday’s awards and want to get more involved in the Student Nursing Times community, why not get in touch? Email your ideas to


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