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Charity looks to reward ‘bright new stars of nursing’

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The Cavell Nurses’ Trust is inviting student nurses and midwives from across the UK to apply for its annual student scholarship awards, which are now open for next year.

Students have the opportunity of winning up to £2,000 to fund a travel placement that has seen previous applicants travel to Australia, Tanzania and Peru.

Alongside the five usual awards available, there are two new ones this year, noted the charity.

These is an outstanding reservist student award and a qualified army reserve award – open to reserves with five years’ experience of working as a nurse, midwife or healthcare assistant. Both new awards are sponsored by the Queen Alexander Royal Army Nursing Corp.

John Orchard, chief executive of the trust, said: “We are excited by the prospect of the new awards this year which will undoubtedly build upon the success that the Cavell Awards programme has seen over the past five years”

Last year’s winner of the outstanding student nurse award, Deborah Cooper, has recently returned from her travel placement.

Ms Cooper, who has just started the last year of her three-year adult nursing degree at Birmingham City University, travelled to Pittsburgh to experience US nurse education.

On placement, she attended lectures at the University of Pittsburgh and shadowed nurses on a cardiology unit.

“The trip opened my eyes to new ideas in nurse education and practice and the connections I have made will help me in my career to come,” she said.

  • The awards will close for entries on the 29 January.


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