Registered Nurses who have undertaken their initial nurse training internationally are highly valued members of the healthcare workforce.

This award of International Community Nurse of the Year celebrates the contribution of international nurses and recognises one outstanding nurse who has been working in England as a registered nurse for the last 1-3 years.

Nominations for the Award will be assessed by a panel including Internationally Educated Nurses working at a senior level in England, a QNI Fellow, and a patient representative.

The Award will be given to the International Nurse who scores the highest against the criteria below. We actively encourage nominations for nurses from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background.

Please note, the deadline for nominations in 2021 is 29th November. No nominations will be considered for 2021 if received after this date. Download the nomination form at the bottom of this page. Completed forms should be returned to [email protected] .

Essential Criteria for Nominees for the Award:

  • Registered Nurse (NMC)
  • Trained and registered as a nurse outside of the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
  • Resident and working in England as a Registered Nurse for a minimum of one year and less than four years
  • Working in any community setting – including a community hospital/hospice, general practice and adult social care/care home
  • Been in post for a minimum of one year and in a substantive position (either part time pro rata or full time)
  • Nomination for award made by the Registered Nurse’s line manager.
  • Line manager able to provide evidence of exceptional performance and commitment to serving their community (outputs from projects/improvement/ feedback from peers/team/manager)

Individual attributes that will be assessed by the Panel:

  • Evidence of a commitment to community nursing (learning about community, innovation introduced, motivated to undertake their professional development in the community setting)
  • Demonstrates highest quality patient care at all times (patient and/or peer reports to team manager and/or line manager)
  • Demonstrates professional integrity, role models and contributes to education and development of other team members (patient and/or peer reports to team manager and/or line manager)
  • Has led or contributed to a service improvement that has demonstrated benefits to patients, carers and staff. This includes contributions to improve issues related to equality, access to services, supporting international colleagues to settle in the UK, contributing to diaspora or other voluntary organisations.

Download the Nomination Form below.

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