ARC West intern Anna Mulvihill wins Nursing Student of the Year award
16 November 2021
Anna Mulvihill, NIHR ARC West nursing intern, has won the 2021 Nursing Times Student Learning Disabilities Nurse of the Year award. Anna has just completed her learning disabilities nursing course at the University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol).
“Anna showed excellent leadership qualities and the ability to project manage, develop talent, work collaboratively with others both locally and globally. The complexity of her achievements is outstanding and inspiring. This led to a unanimous decision by the judging panel and we wish Anna all the best in her future career.”
“I’m still a bit in shock, to be honest! It’s such an honour and a privilege to stand alongside all the amazing student nurse finalists. Congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted.
“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the learning disabilities nursing lecturing team at UWE and Tracy Cox, Consultant Learning Disabilities Nurse. Winning this award wouldn’t have happened without your support!”
The awards, across 21 categories, recognise the winners’ hard work, innovation and dedication to nursing education.
The Editor of Nursing Times, Steve Ford, said:
“Congratulations to all our winners at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2021. The awards recognise a group of outstanding students on their journey to entering the nursing profession, as well as all those who support them along the way, including lecturers, universities and healthcare providers.
“Given the ongoing difficulties facing the education sector due to the pandemic, I was really impressed by the strength of entries that we received for the awards this year. Many featured learning innovations and outstanding students that reflect the challenges created by COVID-19, and that saw usual learning processes disrupted and nearly 30,000 students doing paid placements to help out on the front line.
“Our awards recognise students from all over the UK and at different stages of the nursing education journey, from first years to those who have recently qualified. Their innovation and achievements so early in their career already mark them out as sources of inspiration and rising stars for the future.
“Meanwhile, the many higher education institutions and placement providers represented on the shortlist demonstrate the constant evolution and development in the way the next generation of nurses are educated, equipping them to deal with the challenges they will face and to provide the best care possible.”
Watch Anna’s vlog
Anna’s created this vlog about her research journey so far.