Judith Chavasse was a great advocate for, and leader of, nursing. As former Head of Nursing in UCD, her achievements were many; principally she led the development of the art and science of nursing toward the recognition of the profession as an academic discipline in Ireland. From early diploma and degree programmes for post-registration nurses to the establishment of undergraduate degree programmes and later master’s and doctoral programmes for nursing and midwifery, Judith sowed the seeds and provided inspiration to those who worked with her and succeeded her following her retirement. (Source irishtimes.ie)
This medal is awarded to the student who receives the highest grade in the module NMHS30970 Evidence Based Practice for Healthcare on Stage 4 of the BSc in General Nursing and the BSc in Midwifery.