Apprenticeship category added to the Student Nursing Times Awards

We are excited to announce that a new category, for Nursing Apprenticeship Provider of the Year, has joined the 2024 Student Nursing Times Awards and is now open for entries.

Nursing degree apprenticeships have, since September 2017, enabled people to train to become a graduate registered nurse through an apprentice route.

An increasing number of courses are on offer and more people are choosing this route into nursing, while NHS England’s workforce plan is also aiming for proportion of student nurses training through apprenticeships to increase from the current 9% to 28% by 2031-32.

This new award is intended to recognise those universities and health and care providers that offer high standards of training, and excellent resources that inspire their nursing apprentices and nurture their development.

Created in partnership with the University of Bolton, the category aims to shine a light on those institutions and providers that are offering a broad portfolio of courses, which are both highly relevant to the nursing workforce and also highly rated by them.

Nursing Apprenticeship Provider of the Year joins our other 23 fantastic categories highlighting excellence in all four branches of student education as well as other important areas of student life.

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We have our standout awards for the top final year students in each branch of nursing and also midwifery and research.

There are also categories dedicated to lecturers, practice supervisors, universities, trusts and private organisations going above and beyond to support student nurses on their journey.

In addition, we have another category that is new for 2024 – Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability, in recognition of the importance of tackling the climate crisis.

This award seeks to highlight a student or small group of students who has made an exceptional contribution to promoting sustainability and green issues during their time at university.

The closing date for entries is 15 December 2023, after which our expert judges will review them, hold live interviews with entrants and decide who should go through as a finalist.

Those on the shortlisted will then be invited to attend our awards ceremony at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Friday 26 April 2024, where the winners will be revealed.

Thank you to our sponsors NHS England, London Higher, Brunel University London, Birmingham City University, University of Nottingham and the National Institute for Health and Care Research.

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