The ICS Nursing Committee are pleased to announce that two of their members have recently won awards for their work.
Sharon Eustice, Nurse Consultant, Peninsula Community Health, Cornwall, UK, has won the prestigious British Journal of Nursing (BJN) Continence Nurse of the Year award!
The BJN Awards looks to promote evidence-based practice, innovation, leadership and clinical excellence, as well as acknowledging the enormous contributions given by individual nurses all over the Country. Sharon was presented her award at an award ceremony at Shakespeare’s Underglobe in London. This award was received in recognitions for her work on Femmeze®, an innovative new tool which offers a simple solution to self-managing vaginal prolapse.
Sharon commented on her win “I am absolutely amazed to have won this award - it took me completely by surprise. I felt honoured enough to have been short listed! To win this is a reflection on the fabulous support from my team, the women who have provided valuable feedback, Peninsula Community Health for enabling me to fulfil my dedication to this particular piece of work (Femmeze), MDTi and all the people from the NHS who have helped over the years. Thank you.”
Donna Bliss, Nursing Committee Chair, Research Professor at the University of Minnesota, has won 2 awards from the Daisy Foundation these were: Out of the Box Thinking and Exceptional Mentorship!
The DAISY Awards honour School of Nursing faculty members who are exemplary in their roles. The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation provides faculty awards to recognize teaching excellence. Criteria Nominees are nurses whose expertise and excellence are demonstrated in their role as nursing educators. Nurse should model behaviours for one of the above awards. Faculty are nominated for the awards by their students who write letters about how they think they exemplify the award category.
Donna commented that she was “honoured to receive these awards and appreciate the comments of the students who thought I exemplify the qualities of “out of the box thinking” and “exceptional mentorship”, which I value and strive to do. I enjoy teaching students and being able to include them in my research about incontinence. The awards encourage my continuing to do so. It is wonderful to witness students’ enthusiasm and professional development and to know that students think I have had a positive influence on them.”
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DAISY Foundation Awards
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