Award for Nursing Practice in the Community won by Ayr Student

Janine with Ali Campbell

01/12/15  Ali Campbell with Janine Wilson, and Prof Craig Mahoney (Principal and Vice-Chancellor).

Ayrshire woman Janine Wilson had two reasons to celebrate recently, graduating with a BSc in Adult Nursing as well as being awarded the Jean Lochhead Campbell Student Award for Nursing Practice in the Community.

Janine, who lives in Ayr, received the award at the University’s graduation ceremony at Ayr Town Hall on Tuesday 1 December 2015.

The Jean Lochhead Campbell Student Award for Nursing Practice in the Community, which was launched in May 2013, is named after former Lanarkshire District Nurse, Jean Lochhead Campbell and was donated by her son, Ali Campbell, in acknowledgement of his late mothers’ commitment and compassion to providing care to patients and their families in the community.

The annual award recognises a BSc Adult Nursing student who has demonstrated excellence and potential in making a difference to the ongoing care of patients and their families in the community. Nominations for this award are put forward by health professionals mentoring third year adult nursing students during the clinical practice element of their degree who feel they have made a significant difference.

Janine, 30, who currently works as a staff nurse at Queens Care Home in Prestwick, said: “UWS was a great place to study and I am really thrilled and honoured to have won this award, which made my graduation day even more special.”

Commenting on the award, celebrity Life Coach and internationally Bestselling author, Ali Campbell said: “I would like to congratulate Janine who is a really deserving recipient of this award.

“My mum was a hands-on nurse whose caring touch and compassion to her patients is remembered to this day. Nursing is about much more than academic achievement and this award in her name is in recognition of that.”