A nursing graduate from the University of Plymouth has sparked the creation of a new category in the national Student Nursing Times Awards.
Joy O’Gorman is a newly qualified nurse who has recently started working for University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust having graduated last year.
Working together with Ruth Endacott, Honorary Professor at the University of Plymouth and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Director for Nursing and Midwifery, she has designed and created a new research-related category for the annual awards ceremony.
The Student Nurse or Midwife of the Year: Clinical Research is now open for applications. To enter, visit the Student Nursing Times Awards website by Friday 25 February.
The new aims to recognise a student nurse who has shown themselves to be a true advocate for clinical research, for example, by promoting it to their peers through their experience or raising the profile of clinical research placements through positive impacts. Clinical research nursing is an important and rapidly growing specialty, which promotes and develops the vital role of nurses in the delivery of high-quality clinical research.