A District Nursing Sister in Slough has been awarded a prestigious award for her work in the NHS.

Shavonne Harvey, who recently completed her degree at Bucks New University, was nominated to the Queen’s Nursing Institute for the national ‘Outstanding Student’ of the year award, as she studied.

She has since subsequently won the award.

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Shavonne has been a nurse for almost a decade.

Shavonne said “After two years as a community staff nurse, I started the year-long specialist practitioner District Nursing course in Bracknell. I then came back to Slough as a qualified District Nurse.

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“Even though I didn't get amazing grades at uni, I worked really hard. My lecturer said she nominated me because of my resilience and because I was the most improved student.

“The course is very hard but you just need to be super organized. Even with young children it is doable.

“I’d like to do medical prescribing and aim to become a Queen’s nurse, but most of all, I want to be able to teach and help others.”