Jessica Semedo, final year Children’s Nursing student, won the Student Nurse of the Year award in her category at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2022.

By Mr Shamim Quadir (Senior Communications Officer), Published

Jessica Semedo, final year student in Children’s Nursing, came back with award success from this year’s Student Nursing Times Awards, winning the Student Nurse of the Year: Children award.

She is one of two City nursing students who were shortlisted for a nurse of the year award at this year’s event, alongside her colleague Andrea Mckenzie in the Mental Health nursing category.

The annual Student Nursing Times Awards are the only national awards dedicated to celebrating student nurses and nursing education across the UK. This year the event was held at the Grosvenor Hotel, London.

Jessica Semedo, Children’s Nursing student and Andrea McKenzie, Mental Health Nursing student at the Grosvenor Hotel, London.

In addition to student nurses, midwives and trainee nursing associates, there are also award categories to recognise and congratulate others supporting nursing education, including practice supervisors, placement providers and universities.

Jessica Semedo with her Student Nurse of the Year: Children Award

Reflecting on her award, Jessica said:

Awards are incentives and recognition of our work and dedication. I am very happy to be able to represent City, University of London, but above all children’s nursing students. I am grateful to my Programme Director, Chris Tapping, for nominating me and to all those I had the pleasure of meeting throughout my studies, who helped me be the student I am today and the nurse I will be in the future.

Winning this award is wonderful, but more than that, for me it is winning the hearts of my teachers, colleagues, family, friends and above all winning the hearts of those I chose to serve.

Thank you, Nursing Times, for having me and for this amazing Award.

Professor Debra Salmon, Dean of the School of Health & Psychological Sciences, City, University of London, said:

“This is an exceptional achievement so early in Jessica’s children’s nursing career, and I am sure marks the first of many more accomplishments to come on her journey. We are so incredibly proud of her – she is clearly an inspiration for her peers and the wider student nursing community.”

Chris Tapping, Programme Director for pre-Registration Children's Nursing, City, University of London said:

"As anyone that has met Jessica will agree, she is a very deserving winner of this award and deserves every bit of this recognition – Jessica is an amazing advocate for both children’s nursing and studying at City."

Find out more

Visit the Department of Nursing at City, University of London

Visit the Student Nursing Times Awards webpages to find out more about the event and discover all the shortlisted nominees and winners.


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