The outstanding care work of Elizabeth Ruck, who is studying BSc Nursing (Child) at Middlesex University, has been recognised as she was shortlisted for the Student Nurse of the Year: Children at the recent Student Nursing Times awards.
The third year nursing student already has experience caring for children in India and Ghana as well as Finland where she recently spent a seven month placement, receiving outstanding feedback from her mentors and colleagues.
Speaking about her nomination Elizabeth Ruck said: “The last three years have been incredible, especially the opportunity to work abroad and experience the fantastic care of nurses and other medical staff all around the world.
“The support I have received cannot be faulted and it really has given me the best opportunities to achieve my very best. I am honoured to be a finalist for such fantastic awards that celebrate all the wonderful parts of nursing.
“I really could not have done it without my ever supportive lecturers, personal tutor and programme leaders, from day one they have inspired me and pushed me in the best possible directions that are so well suited to me. I am so very proud of my peers and hope their experiences have been just as fantastic as mine.
"If you're willing to learn, Middlesex are willing to push you to your absolute best to get the most out of you.
“Everyone is given the same opportunity to succeed personally, and the staff do the maximum they can possibly do to help every student, which is absolutely lovely. I don't think I could have had that anywhere else."