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10 May 2024

Celebrating International Nurses Day 2024

In NMPC, we're celebrating the wonderful work that our Faculty do for International Nurses Day, happening on 12 May.

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International Nurses Day 2024 is a chance to celebrate the incredible work done by nurses all over the world, but particularly in our Faculty! The work of a nurse is incredibly diverse; read through some of the recent achievements from our staff, students and alumni.


Prevention and cure in the breast care world

Dr Victoria (Vickki) Harmer AKC (Nursing, 1997; Doctorate in Healthcare, 2015) is a Consultant Nurse for breast care at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, covering breast screening and symptomatic services. She leads a team of nurse specialists and is involved in both service delivery and improvement.

Vickki was recently featured in the King's alumni magazine InTouch, talking about the impact and breadth of her work as a breast care nurse and advocate.

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International Nurses Day Event, 13 May 2024, 4pm-6.30pm, New Hunt's House G3

To mark International Nurses Day, we're holding an event focusing on 'Working globally as a nurse or allied health professional: opportunities in clinical care, teaching, research and policy.'

Professor Debra Anderson PhD, MN, GDNS(Ed), BA, RN from the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology Sydney is joining us, as well as a host of internal speakers, to showcase the diverse careers and achievements of our colleagues in the Faculty.

Register for the event.

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5 minutes with Rajesh Rajendran & Rajni Mahzabin

To celebrate International Nurses Day, we took 5 minutes with two of our Student Reps, Rajesh Rajendran (BSc Nursing Studies student) and Rajni Mahzabin (MSc Mental Health Nursing student) to find out more about being a Student Rep and what this day means to them.

Read their interview here.

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Get to know Kendra Schneller MBE

Kendra Schneller MBE (Postgraduate Nursing Free Standing Module, 2020) is an award-winning nursing specialist who has consistently supported underserved communities such as refugees, asylum seekers, and those experiencing homelessness.

Kendra has received numerous accolades for her work, including the Chief Nursing Officer’s (England) Silver Award, the Nursing Standard’s Community Nursing Award, King’s Health Partners Adult Mentor of the year, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust Nurse Specialist of the year, the Dame Eileen Sills (chief nurse) Individual Award, and an MBE in The King’s Birthday Honours, 2023. 

Get to know Kendra.

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Nursing at King's ranked #2 in the world for sixth year in a row

King’s continues to rank second highest in the world for nursing (including midwifery), according to the 2024 instalment of the QS World University Rankings by Subject. King’s is also ranked top outside the USA.

Discover more about how the ranking is measured.