Celebrating our health students and staff

Some of the winners celebrate at the Nursing and Advanced Practice awards 2024

LJMU’s School of Nursing and Advanced Practice is celebrating the achievements of its students, staff and practice partners.

The school has this week hosted its annual awards event for 2024, with 11 worthy winners being honoured.

The categories reflect the different aspects of excellence within the school, from academic performance to outstanding placements and voluntary work outside of the university.

More than 70 nominations were submitted, with some categories enabling students to recognise the excellent support they receive from staff.

Commitment to patients and service users

The winners embody the school’s commitment to delivering better outcomes for patients and service users by providing education opportunities for aspiring and practising nurses, nursing associates and advanced practitioners.

  • Consistently Excellent Academic Performance - Elizabeth Mansfield
  • Elanor Coulter Award for Commitment to Client Centred Care in Mental Health Nursing - Vanessa Marland
  • Helping and Supporting Fellow Students - Stephanie Bordessa
  • Most Improved Academic Performance - Jessica Goodman
  • Outstanding Contribution in a Placement Setting - Rebecca Diamond
  • Outstanding Achievement - Gemma Fitzsimmons
  • Volunteering or Charitable Work Outside of LJMU - Suzanne Giusso
  • Directors Award for Citizenship - Amy Sweeney
  • Best Placement - Treatment Room Service (Liverpool) Everton Road Health Centre
  • Excellent Support for Students on Placement - Karen Deane

A credit to the university

Dr Julie Williams, Director of the School of Nursing and Advanced Practice, said: “It’s an absolute pleasure to celebrate the achievements of our students in the school, along with our wonderful staff and practice partners. 

“We were really impressed by the number and quality of nominations this year and that reflects the fantastic work being done within the school and out in our communities. 

“Everybody in the school is committed to ensuring that both aspiring and experienced nursing professionals develop the skills, knowledge and experience to meet the healthcare demands of today and the future. 

“Our winners and nominees are a credit to the school, faculty and university and I congratulate them all for their dedication, talent and achievements.” 

Pictured: Award winners and staff from the School of Nursing and Advanced Practice.


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