Nursing Scholarship Lunch – Advancing Nursing Leadership - POSTPONED
Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, and as part of our effort to protect the health of our community, we have postponed the Alfred Health Nursing Scholarship lunch until next year.
While our annual luncheon is a core part of scholarship fundraising, we remain committed to awarding an emerging nurse leader with the honour in the coming months.
Although the lunch itself won’t proceed, we can still accept donations. If you would like to make a gift to the 2020 scholarship fund you can do so online by clicking the donate now button and selecting Nursing Scholarship, or by phone on 9076 3222.
Next year, we will celebrate The Alfred’s 150th anniversary and we’re already planning how this will tie into our biggest scholarship event yet.
We will communicate once we have a new date selected, and hope you will be able to join us in 2021.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
Alfred Health has been committed to nursing education since 1871, developing some of the most influential nurses in the country.
The Alfred Health Nursing scholarship is an international travel scholarship awarded annually to an emerging leader in clinical practice, research, education, informatics or management.
The scholarship provides an opportunity to travel overseas to learn from world leading services and to bring back new ideas and concepts.
Alfred Health has a world class reputation. It cares for some of the State of Victoria's most complex patients. This scholarship is a great investment in the professional development of our future nursing leaders to meet the challenges within our communities and the subsequent impact on health and wellbeing now and in the future.
JESSICA ASKEY – INAUGURAL WINNER
The inaugural Alfred Health Nursing Scholarship was awarded to Jessica Askey in 2018. The scholarship enabled Jessica to develop a greater understanding of the role of the Vascular Access Specialist nurse and her goal is to use this knowledge to develop a Vascular Access Nursing team at The Alfred.
The scholarship has given Jessica exposure to international clinical leaders, new ideas and information as well as current practice guidelines. Jessica is currently using this information to improve patient care within Alfred Health. She is working closely with her Interventional Radiology colleagues in undertaking research with the aim of publishing papers. She is also working to introduce new technology and products that she learnt about.
Rebecca’s project application is to support the Development and delivery of a patient-centred Alcohol and other drugs/Mental Health Nurse practitioner model-of-care. By leveraging upon collaborative relationships with specialists across addiction, psychiatry, psychology and infectious diseases, the nurse practitioner role has been able to provide on-site treatment for a range of patient-stated goals in relation to co-occurring addiction and mental health issues.
Rebecca plans to use the scholarship to better deliver integrated best practice care in psychiatric management across Alfred Health.
Rebecca plans to visit Vancouver to further investigate and benchmark well established progressive integrated models of care already occurring in Canada.
Belinda’s project application is to investigate and further develop The Alfred in its support of paediatric lung transplant. Belinda has assisted in establishing the satellite sites for paediatric lung transplant in other states. As The Alfred is the referral centre from all over Australia, Belinda will use the scholarship to travel to meet with experts and exemplars of paediatric transplant in Toronto and in the USA. Belinda is particularly keen to explore the way in which we can potentially implement some of these examples at Alfred Health to improve post-transplant outcomes and investigate the nurse practitioner role in this process.
The learnings from this year’s winners are yet to be reported on. We look forward to seeing the impact on this year’s scholarship recipients at the completion of their travel.