Five student nurses in uniform stood in discussion whilst facing a lecturer in a simulation ward

Ten make shortlist for Student Nursing Times Awards 2023

Ten nominees have been shortlisted in this year’s Student Nursing Times Awards from Buckinghamshire New University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery.

The awards will take place at The Grosvenor House Hotel on 28 April 2023 and are the most prestigious awards in the industry.

This year’s shortlisting of ten nominations is a record for BNU.

Dr Paul Maloret, Head of School for Nursing and Midwifery, said: “This news is worthy of celebration. It is no mean feat to be shortlisted for these prestigious awards, and it is certain this achievement will contribute to raising the profile of our University and School.”

BNU is also sponsoring the event and the category ‘Student Midwife of the Year’ for the first time. 

Steve Ford, editor of Nursing Times, said: “The Nursing Times Awards showcase the innovation and best practice of nurses and midwives across the UK, providing an opportunity to celebrate and share all that is good about the nursing profession.” 


BNU staff and students have been shortlisted for the following awards: 

Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs - Karolina Bielinska and Amy Pile

Student Nurse of the Year: Nursing AssociateSusan Halliwell 

Student Nurse of the Year: Mental Health - Okos Prefa-Moore and Chelsea Verrinder

Student Nurse of the Year: Adult – Karolina Bielinska, Amy Pile and Alice Finnigan

University Educator of the Year – Amsale Wamburu (Senior Lecturer, Adult BSc Nursing) and Brian Sheppard (Senior Lecturer, Mental Health Nursing)