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After completion I was invited to apply to be a Queen's Nurse, which was just the icing on the cake.
The QNI grants the honorary title of Queen's Nurse to community nurses who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to patient care and to continually improving nursing practice.
She said: "I am very proud and honoured to have been awarded the title of Queen's Nurse.
Mrs Folys is one of nine nurses across the UK to receive the Queen's Nurse award this year, after completing a rigorous application process.
This came about as a direct result of my MSc research presentation paper on "inclusive leadership" in March 2014 at the Commonwealth Nurses Conference as a Queen's Nurse.
The Queen's Nurse Award is the latest accolade for Pamela who was recently named as one of the Health Service Journal's top 50 Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Pioneers in 2013, Health Visitor of the Year 2012 and Mary Seacole Nursing Development Award 2010.
Jenny Rasmussen, respiratory nurse specialist at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded the Queen's Nurse title after being nominated by a patient.
She returned to Brighton during the Second World War to train and qualify as a Queen's Nurse and then moved to Birmingham to undertake a health visitor course.
2007 - The QNI Fund for Innovation was created and the title of Queen's Nurse reinstated for a qualified community nurse who is committed to high standards of practice, learning and leadership.
She was a Queen's nurse - today known as district nurses - and describes how operations were often performed on kitchen tables with her assistance.
They were attending the one-day Queen's nurse annual Meeting at the birmingham NEC.
A DEDICATED nurse at Forget Me Not Children's Hospice has received the prestigious Queen's Nurse award in recognition of her commitment to high standards of care and continually improving practice.