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Queens Nursing Institute Award Success for Nellsar Nurses

Team members, Managers and Directors across Nellsar Care Homes are thrilled to announce Nisha Leo, Manager at Princess Christian Care Home in Woking Surrey, and Nicoleta Cristescu, Deputy Manager at Meyer House Care Home in Erith Kent, have been awarded the Queen’s Nursing Institute accolade for their commitment to quality care, advocacy for individuals, families and carers, and to leadership, learning and development.

Marisa Spice, our Learning and Development Manager at Nellsar, congratulated both Nisha and Nicoleta saying:

“For me, as a Queen’s Nurse, I am especially proud of them for this achievement as I know that it is awarded in recognition of the skills we have as Nurses and what we do with those skills. In our roles in Care Homes, we are a direct link between so many people in the community and professional colleagues and we can make positive changes in significant ways. Pride in nursing is one thing. Pride in your job, striving for the best future of social care nursing in particular – it’s what is making the difference. I am just so impressed that we now have three Queen’s Nurses in Nellsar and next year there will be even more of us, I’m sure! Since being awarded myself, I have been able to benefit from a variety of events organised by the QNI. The regional events are great for meeting more local QNs and when I meet other QNs, it’s always something we are incredibly proud of, and we usually have very engaging conversations that often develop into wider networking. What I learn, I always bring back to Nellsar where opportunities can become a reality!”

About the Queen’s Nursing Institute

“The QNI supports leadership, innovation and best practice in order to improve care for people, their families and the communities they serve. We believe that one way to do this is to bring together community Nurses who share common values with a shared title. The QNI is proud to be developing and supporting a growing network of Queen’s Nurses across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Channel Islands. We believe this will not only benefit individuals, families and carers and the quality of care they receive, but also promote the development and recognition of community nursing practice.”

Delighted to receive the QNI Award, Nisha said:

“I am truly honoured to receive the Queen’s Nurse recognition. Nursing has always been my calling, a journey of compassion, care, and dedication. This achievement fills me with immense delight and passion, knowing that every step in my nursing background has led me to this moment. It’s not just an accolade; it’s a symbol of the profound impact Nurses can make in the lives of people they care for. I am grateful for this recognition and committed to continuing to serve with unwavering dedication.”

Equally passionate about her recent success, Nicoleta commented:

“Having started my nursing career in 2016, I quickly progressed to Nursing Unit Manager. It is such a privilege to have a job role that can make a difference in someone’s life. Being recognised by the Queen’s Nurse Institute is an honour and an acknowledgment of my commitment to improving the standards of care. I could not have achieved this without Nellsar’s support, providing an excellent training and development programme. I feel extremely grateful to be a part of a big family at Nellsar – working with and supporting my colleagues to promote high-quality care. I hope I can be an inspiration to others, while continuing to make a difference to those I provide care for and those in the local community.”

Martin Barrett Managing Director at Nellsar said:

“I am delighted that Nisha and Nicoleta have been awarded as Queen’s Nurses in recognition of both their professional skills and dedication to nursing. Together with Marisa, what a trio of nursing talent they are! Many congratulations to them – we are lucky to have them at Nellsar.”