Educator named as finalist in nursing and midwifery awards

A woman stands beside a bed speaking to six men and women. A mannequin lays in the bed.
WANMEA finalist Renee de Prazer in action as a nursing and midwifery educator at Fiona Stanley Hospital.
April 16, 2019

Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) nursing and midwifery educator Renee de Prazer is a finalist in the prestigious WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards (WANMEA).

Renee, who has been working in nursing education at the Fiona Stanley Hospital since commissioning has been nominated in the category Excellence in Education.

Her role involves developing, facilitating, implementing and evaluating educational, professional development programs/resources and strategies for nursing and midwifery staff.

Nurse Director of Education, Penny Keogh, described Renee as an outstanding educator and role model.

“Renee has a willingness to go above what is expected of her, she reminds me of an elite athlete always looking to improve her performance and assist others around her to make improvements as well,” Penny said.

“She is a strong advocate for nursing education and pursuing doing what is right for the patient.

“Renee is an admirable example of the nurse’s nurse –and would be a well deserving recipient of acknowledgement by the profession.”

As a nurse for almost 18 years, Renee was overwhelmed at being named a finalist

“It is an absolute honour and not something that I expected at all. I feel humbled and privileged to have been nominated by my colleagues,” she said.

South Metropolitan Health Service has four other WANMEA finalists:

  • Clive Batchelor, Mental Health Nurse, Fremantle Hospital
  • Irene Chan, Enrolled Nurse, Fremantle Hospital
  • Amanda Bath, Clinical Midwife Specialist, Fiona Stanley Hospital.
  • Jane O’Shea, Antenatal Clinic Coordinator, Fiona Stanley Hospital.

Winners will be announced at the WANMEA gala dinner on 11 May 2019.

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