Let's recognise inspirational emergency nurses

Patricia Scott

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Many of us will recall mentoring student nurses in the emergency department who expressed apprehension about some of the more challenging procedures or interactions with patients. We teach, show and nurture them, and offer them firm guidance where necessary, so they can confidently and competently meet all the professional standards, behaviours and values required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Newly qualified nurses also need coaching, encouragement and patience to reach their full potential as integrated and reliable emergency team members who can advance the discipline in innovative ways. Whether in clinical practice, education, research or management, it is especially rewarding to see team members move into leadership roles, and initiate and carry out
inspirational projects that improve patient care. We must continue to
invest in new generations of nurses. This month we launch the Emergency Nurse category of the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018, which will be celebrated at one of the most prestigious events in the nursing calendar at the Westminster Park Plaza in London on 4 July. We seek to recognise emergency nurses who show creativity and initiative to enhance nursing knowledge. Those who can demonstrate that the work they have done has had a positive effect on patient care and is well‑evaluated should be encouraged to enter.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5
Number of pages1
JournalEmergency Nurse
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2017
EventRCNi Nurse Awards 2018 - Westminster Park Plaza, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Jul 20184 Jul 2018


  • emergency nursing
  • leadership


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