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Country Nursing Scholarship 2010
Statewide Cardiology Clinical Network
The Statewide Cardiology Clinical Network has a commitment to the workforce
development of Nurses. This Country Nursing Scholarship is a new initiative of the
network designed to support Registered Nurses who live and work in country SA.
The scholarship provides an opportunity for Registered Nurses to identify their
professional development needs in relation to their management of patients with
cardiovascular disease. The successful applicant will be funded to undertake an
education opportunity (of a week’s duration) with cardiology services in metropolitan
Adelaide.
Scholarship purpose
To provide an annual scholarship for the professional development of Registered
Nurses managing patients with cardiovascular disease in SA country health services.
Application dates
Closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday 30 August 2010. Applicants will be
notified of the outcome in early September.
The application form below can be completed electronically, saved and then posted,
faxed or emailed back to the contact person listed below.
Selection Criteria
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Currently employed by SA Health
Demonstrated commitment to cardiovascular nursing
Demonstrated relevance of professional development to current workplace
Demonstrated willingness to share learned skills and knowledge with colleagues
In addition each applicant must have contacted the relevant metropolitan cardiology
service(s) to outline his/her cardiology interests and seek advice on an appropriate
placement plan.
Scholarship selection
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A selection committee from the Statewide Cardiology Clinical Network will review
all written applications
Selection will be merit based, measured by the extent to which the written
application meets the selection criteria.
Country Nursing Scholarship 2010
Statewide Cardiology Clinical Network
Contact details for each participating metropolitan cardiology service
Flinders Medical Centre:
Dr Marion Eckert, Director, Nursing and Midwifery Education and Research
ph: 8204 4341
email: [email protected]
Royal Adelaide Hospital:
Kathy Read, Nursing Director CVS
ph: 8222 5211
email: [email protected]
Lyell McEwin Hospital:
Tina Beaumont, Nurse Education Facilitator
ph: 8182 9290
email: [email protected]
Queen Elizabeth Hospital:
Jan Hooper, Nursing Co-Director (Medicine)
ph: 8222 7442
email: [email protected]
Value of funding
The total value of this scholarship is up to $3000 to include:
 Travel
 Living expenses and accommodation
 Salary Costs (to enable the successful applicant to be released for one week)
For general enquiries and completed application forms:
Jacquie Smith
Statewide Cardiology Clinical Network Development Manager
Adelaide Health Service
Sir Mark Oliphant Building, Level 3A, (Box 4)
Laffer Drive, BEDFORD PARK SA 5042
ph: 8201 7804
fax: 8201 7823
email: [email protected]
Country Nursing Scholarship 2010
Statewide Cardiology Clinical Network
Application form
Name:
Address:
Phone:
Email:
Current position:
Please attach a Curriculum Vitae
Experience managing patients with cardiovascular disease:
There is an expectation that your current position does include the management of
patients with cardiovascular disease, so please provide this evidence (1-2
paragraphs).
Proposed plan for continuing professional development:
You will need to detail how the scholarship will help your professional development in
this section. Please include specifics in your plan i.e. proposed timing, relevant
health services and contact persons, budget (up to 1 page).
Specify how you would transfer this learning:
This is an important element to ensure that a transfer of knowledge can be
anticipated (1-2 paragraphs).
Provide signed support from your management:
I agree to release
on the following dates
development.
Manager name:
for cardiology professional
Signature:
Date:
Provide signed support from the metropolitan cardiology service:
I agree to accept
on the following dates
for cardiology professional
development.
Name:
Signature:
Date:
Applicant Signature:
Date:
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