Nursing graduate Fay shortlisted for global healthcare award

Categories: School of Health and Society

A University of Salford graduate has been shortlisted for a prestigious global nursing award.

Fay Fitzgerald (pictured below), who recently graduated as a Children’s Nurse, has been shortlisted for a Zenith Global Healthcare Award for her work in curating the Children & Young People Student Nurse Network, an online peer support network for student nurses. 

“I am thrilled, along with my team, to have been shortlisted as a finalist for the Zenith Global Health Award for the category, Rising Star and Outstanding Team of the Year,” she said. 

The awards celebrate excellence in healthcare, acknowledging and celebrating fellow healthcare and allied healthcare professionals for their commitment and dedication. The Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner will take place on the 8th October 2022 to celebrate the successes of healthcare professionals as well as a free virtual event during the day. 

The Children & Young People Student Nurse Network (CYPStNN) is an online, supportive, and educational resource, where child nursing students can access support and advice from peers who are on the same course at a national level. 

34 year old Fay joined the network to support other nursing students through their journey, whilst also gaining extracurricular leadership experience during her time as a student. 

The growing network had been particularly valuable during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Mr Ricky Baker, Founder of the Children & Young People Student Nurse Network, said: “Fay is a valued member of the CYPStNN team. Our student curators have established themselves as true leaders that the nursing profession and their universities should be rightly proud of. They volunteer their own time to provide peer support to child nursing students right across the UK, shaping and changing educational experiences for the masses. This selfless dedication to supporting others is why Fay Fitzgerald is made to be a children’s nurse. She is a true ambassador for the profession.” 

Fay added: “The University has presented me with many opportunities and from these I have had such fulfilling and enriched learning experiences, which have inspired and encouraged me to make a difference as a student nurse, and to this day, influence positive change and showcase initiative within nursing.”

Fay Fitzgerald

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