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RCN charity calls for applications for three education grants to nurses

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The RCN Foundation has announced that three education grants providing up to £5,000 in funding are now open for applications.

The three grants broadly cover improving nursing practice in primary care and the management of long-term conditions, the history of nursing and occupational health.

“We will fund projects focussing on a number of issues”

RCN Foundation

The charity’s Professional Bursary Scheme supports individuals in learning and development activities such as post-graduate university study or professional short courses.

Learning from these activities should “enhance patient care, patient experience and development in nursing practice”, said the foundation.

Applications are welcome from those who wish to focus on primary care nursing and long term or chronic conditions, said the foundation.

It said: “We will fund projects focussing on a number of issues including, but not limited to, the following: obesity, mental health, children and young people’s services, older people, and dementia.”

In addition, applications are open for the RCN Foundation Monica Baly bursary, which is awarded annually for the promotion of scholarship in nursing history.

The bursary is for a minimum of £300 and a maximum of £1,000 which the winner can use to undertake activities related to the history of nursing, including courses, projects, or research.

Meanwhile, the RCN Foundation Mair Scholarship awards up to £5,000 to occupational health nurses to enhance the high standard of practice in Scotland, through courses that will aid career progression and development in occupational health nursing.

The closing date for applications for the three schemes is 5pm on 31 May 2018, with more information available from the foundation’s website.


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