Helen Lord, who is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead for Trainee Nursing Associates at the University, said she was “delighted” with the news.

The title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) is available to individual nurses who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice. 

Helen commented on the prestigious honour: “I am very proud and privileged to have been successful in gaining the Queen’s Nurse title and also to be a part of such a fantastic team here at the University of Bolton.

“I hope to be able to continue to work really hard to support the education of students and staff across our community care settings and like so many of us here at the University keep the patient focus at the heart of all we do.”

Dr Trish Houghton, Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, said: “Congratulations to Helenwe are all so proud. She is an excellent, knowledgeable, dedicated and enthusiastic staff member and I am proud to work alongside her”.

All nurses, health visitors and midwives with five years’ experience working in the community are eligible to apply for the award.

The Queen’s Nurse title: 

  • Connects the recipient with a supportive professional network 
  • Gives access to free developmental programme, bursaries and networking 
  • Provides formal recognition of a person’s commitment to improving care for patients 
  • Links the recipient with a regional QN group and provides other learning and leadership opportunities.

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