Two Queen's Nurse titles awarded

Two members of the Department of Post Qualifying Healthcare Practice, within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Sarah Schneider and Donna Brookes, have been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse.

They join a growing number of community and primary care nursing staff in the Department who have this prestigious designation. 

The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) awards the title to nurses who have demonstrated the highest standards of care and contribution to community and primary care nursing.

As a registered charity, the QNI publishes research and influences government, policymakers and employers to campaign for investment in high-quality nursing services. The national network of Queen’s Nurses enables members to network and be involved regionally and nationally in various projects and initiatives.

Sarah and Donna have been awarded the Queen’s Nurse title for their contribution to the BSc Fundamentals of Primary Care Nursing course, and their support of student General Practice nurses both in the University and in clinical practice.

Donna is a nurse prescriber and lead for diabetes and dementia within her practice, and Sarah has a special interest in women’s health and transgender issues.

Deputy course lead on the Fundamentals of General Practice Nursing course and Nurse Prescriber at Jiggins Lane Medical Practice Donna said: “It is an honour to receive the award for Queen’s Nurse. I am incredibly proud that I can act as a role model to students and share my experiences and my love for general practice nursing. I strongly believe that as nurses we should encourage and support each other in our roles. I feel privileged that I am able to work as a practice nurse and also support nurses that are new to general practice.”

Deputy Course Lead of Fundamentals of Primary Care (Practice Nursing), Cytology Course Lead and Cervical Sample Taker Sarah said: “I am both honoured and excited to have been awarded the title of a Queen's Nurse. I am looking forward to seeing where this role takes me and how the experience will impact not only my patient care but my teaching too for future General Practice Nurses.”

Pictured: (left to right) Donna Brookes and Sarah Schneider