Leeds student shortlisted for inspirational nursing award

Cassandra Moseley, a nursing student at Leeds, has made it into the shortlist of a national nursing award.

School of Healthcare student Cassandra Moseley


Cassandra was nominated for the Inspirational Student Nurse category at this year’s Welch Allyn Pioneers Of Care Awards after setting up a peer support group to help students with mental health problems and leading a student campaigning and welfare group to represent the mental health needs of students.

Judge Dr Helen Griffiths, a Nurse Consultant, university lecturer, and member of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology, said, "Although the awards have been running for a few years now this was the first time we have had an Inspirational Student Nurse category.

"There are so many nurses across the UK who deserve recognition for their work, but it’s also important to celebrate the next generation.  Cassandra has not only been studying to become a nurse, but has devoted time beyond that expected of a student nurse to help and support others.  It is clear with the level of caring and compassion already shown that she will make an exceptional nurse."

The Welch Allyn Pioneers Of Care Awards are now in their third year and aim to celebrate the trailblazing efforts of nurses across the UK.

"It's all too easy to take nurses, and trainee nurses, for granted.  By highlighting their pioneering work with patients and inspiring efforts while training, we can show just how much we owe them," explains Jan McMeekin, UK manager of sponsors Welch Allyn UK Ltd, whose expertise in frontline care stretches back almost 100 years.

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