A NURSE from Harefield Hospital scooped an award as well as a first class degree.
Deborah Booth, 41, a staff nurse on the cardiothoracic ward at the hospital, in Hill End Road, Harefield, received a prize for achieving the highest marks in her year for her dissertation at a university graduation ceremony on Friday.
She was inspired to take up nursing when she worked as an administrator at Northwick Park Hospital, in Harrow.
She then took a career break to look after her two children before signing up to train as a nurse at Bucks New University’s campus, in Uxbridge, in 2008.
She received a first-class degree and her dissertation, about high-tech cardiac intervention and how important the role of a nurse is to patient rehabilitation, won her the university’s Roy Darby BSc (Hons) Nursing Prize.
Mrs Booth, of Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, said: “I was quite shocked to win this award but I’m overjoyed that my children can be inspired by seeing me collect the award.”