Student Nursing Times Awards 2024


The Student Nursing Times Awards celebrate the best of the next generation of nurses and their educators.

As well as recognising the brightest talent making their way into the nursing profession, the awards also celebrate the lecturers, practice supervisors, universities, trusts and private organisations providing the best support for student nurses during their studies.

The Student Nursing Times Awards will be celebrated on Friday 26 April 2024 in a live ceremony at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, bringing together the nursing and midwifery community to shine a light on the brightest talent making their way into the profession.

Jacqui Cooper, Chief Nursing Information Officer for Health Innovation Manchester said:

“As we see once again, numerous academic institutions and students from Greater Manchester being acknowledged as finalists for these esteemed nursing awards, it truly emphasises Manchester’s prominence as a prime hub for nursing education and post-registration studies. The dedication to delivering the highest standard of education and robust support within the nursing sector throughout our system is undeniably a reason for joyous celebration.”

The Greater Manchester finalists are:

  • Learner of the Year (post-registration) – Laura Ahearn
  • Nursing Associate Training Programme Provider of the Year
  • Partnership of the Year – Creating enabling clinical learning environments for autistic student nurses
  • Best Student Experience – Mental health nursing team
  • Nursing Associate Learner of the Year – Ethan McKnight


  • Mary Seacole Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion – Oriyomi Aminu
  • Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability – Amy Barrett


  • Learner of the Year (post-registration) – Rachel Donnelly


  • Nursing Apprenticeship Provider of the Year
    Nurse Education Provider of the Year (pre-registration)
    Teaching Innovation of the Year – Using the Virtual Reality Cave to deliver a real-life ED scenario
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