College Lecturer to Judge Student Nursing Times Awards

Alyson Davies, a senior nurse lecturer at Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Sciences has been chosen to act as a judge at the forthcoming Student Nursing Times Awards.

Alyson, who is a qualified nurse, works as part of the Children and Young People’s Nursing Team at the College. It will be her third time participating as a judge at the prestigious Student Nursing Times Awards, which takes place on 28th April in London.

Alyson will judge the “Student Nurse of the Year: Children” category. She said: “I am delighted to be invited back. This is an exciting opportunity to understand how Children and Young People’s student nurses perceive their roles and the differences they are making to nursing.  It gives me insight into how other areas of the UK are developing children and young people’s nursing and I also have a chance to meet my fellow judges and discuss the issues affecting children and young people’s nursing from both a UK and Welsh perspective. 

“I also feel that by being asked to judge the award, the Children and Young People’s Nursing team at The College of Human and Health Sciences and their work is recognised and valued at a national level.”  

Nominations for all categories of the Student Nursing Times Awards close on 15th January and Alyson believes that nursing students should put themselves forward.

She said: “This is an opportunity for Children and Young Person’s nursing students to showcase their achievements both personally and professionally. It enables the students to discuss what motivates them, their progression and their philosophy of nursing. 

“It also provides an arena in which they can discuss best practice and give examples of how they have delivered high quality nursing care.  It also provides an opportunity for mentors and lecturers to support the students on a national level.” 

“It is a really inspirational day.  We meet students who are innovative, enthusiastic and who all bring something different into their care.  What stands out is that they are highly motivated to develop their nursing care and ensure that children and young people’s nursing is recognised and valued for the specialist knowledge, nursing care and expertise that is required to care for children and young people and their families.”