Janice Roberts, who works for Central Surrey Health social enterprise, has been awarded the Queen’s Nursing Institute ‘Vera Lebedeva Travel Bursary’ – a new scheme announced in September.
As part of the same project, two Russian nurses from the Moscow Red Cross have won a bursary to come to Surrey in spring this year.
Ms Roberts said: ‘This is an exciting way to see the county and meet its people. I am very honoured to have achieved this award.’
The bursary was awarded in honour of Russian nurse Vera Lebedeva who, before her death in 2006, was hailed as a ‘modern Florence Nightingale’.