A Senior Guernsey Health Educator has been given the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute.
Kate Corcoran, who works at Sexual Health and Relationship Education (SHARE) has received the award for her commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership. Nurses who hold the title benefit from developmental workshops, bursaries, networking opportunities, and a shared professional identity.
The title of Queen’s Nurse is open to registered nurses with more than five years’ experience working in the community. Managers and patients provide feedback about applicants, which is assessed along with their application.
Kate said: “I am delighted to have been given the title of Queen’s Nurse; it is a real honour. The title recognises my continuing commitment to improving standards of care in the community and to learning and leadership. I am thrilled as it shines a light on SHARE and the work we do as a team for the young people of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who support our work.”
Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, Chief Executive of The Queen’s Nursing Institute, said: “On behalf of The Queen’s Nursing Institute I would like to congratulate Kate and welcome her as a Queen’s Nurse. Queen’s Nurses serve as leaders and role models in community nursing, delivering high quality health care across the country.
The application and assessment process to become a Queen’s Nurse is rigorous and requires clear commitment to improving care for patients, their families and carers. We look forward to working with Kate and all other new Queen’s Nurses who have received the title this year.”