Proudly supporting a rising nursing star at the #RCN International Centenary Conference 2016

This special conference celebrating the Royal College of Nursing centenary will focus on the progress of nursing and how it has improved health outcomes for patients and families, where nursing is now and its future direction.

When: 22 Nov 2016 - 23 Nov 2016
Where: QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE

This will be a fabulous opportunity for nursing to celebrate the amazing contributions it has made in health care over the last 100 years, and we will be honored to celebrate the contributions of our nursing students too!

One of our students in particular has us beaming with pride – As well as being a shining star within our MSc programme, Emma Vincent has had her abstract accepted to present at the Royal College of Nursing's Centenary Conference!

We took a few moments to chat with this rising nursing superstar...This is what she had to tell us:

Why is the RCN centenary conference exciting for you?

Emma: "This is such an important conference, and a significant one also. To be able to celebrate my work within the centenary conference feels a real honour (alongside a great sense of achievement) . This special conference is a wonderful opportunity to share with other nurses and to become a tiny part of nursing history."

We here at altstrat are delighted to support such talent!

Emma: "My tutors are both fantastic. If I have learnt anything so far, it is that having the potential to lead is quite different to having the ability or even confidence. They listen, they inspire and then somehow coax you into convincing yourself that you are capable. This time last year, i never would have thought of even submitting an abstract to such a conference. it is an amazing feeling."

Emma: "I am only on my second module and already I feel as though my eyes have been opened. The modules, because of their nature (so closely linked to practice) are already beginning to further develop my sense of political astuteness."

Lastly, we asked Emma how her MSc programme has impacted upon her practice?

Emma: "As a specialist nurse I am both a manager and clinician. The projects for my MSc are helping to tie these roles together in a way that feels more manageable. On a personal note I feel mindful of the confidence that the new knowledge is giving me, and I am keen to share it in the most appropriate way possible. I have never considered myself a leader, I am still uncertain if I am being truly honest, but perhaps my MSc will prove me wrong..."

We certainly see shining star potential in you Emma! We cannot wait to see you share your work at the RCN International Centenary Conference 2016. We will be proudly supporting you as a future leader of positive healthcare change!

We salute you!


Posted on February 10, 2016 .