Scholarships & Awards
Ann Devlin, Lecturer in Nursing, died after a short illness in 2016. Ann’s family have asked for an award to be made in her name and have provided the school with a cup to be presented to the winner
We are offering a ‘clinical practice award’ which is open to all THIRD YEAR students completing the BSc (Hons) Professional Nursing programme in the field of learning disability.
Following the elective practice experience during either placement 7 or 8 you should submit a short written reflection, between 250 and 500 words, on one of the 4 themes of the NMC Code for professional standards and behaviour for nurses and midwives. Each submission will then be reviewed by an expert panel who will select the ‘best reflection following an elective practice experience’. The panel will construct a shortlist of the three top applicants. The winner will be selected from this group. Your tutor and most recent practice assessor may be asked for a reference.Apply for the Ann Devlin Award
Eleanor Hayes Leadership Award
The Eleanor Hayes Leadership Prize was founded in 2010 through the generosity of Mrs Eleanor Hayes. She commenced her nursing career in 1973 and spent over 30 years in clinical practice, first as a Ward Sister and later as a Director of Nursing. She is currently working as a healthcare consultant within the private and independent sectors.
This prize recognizes the importance of leadership qualities in shaping and developing high quality nursing care and services, and celebrates the achievements of nursing students in demonstrating their leadership potential through their course of study at Queen’s University Belfast. The award, which carries with it a prize of up to £100, is awarded biannually to the undergraduate nursing student(s) graduating from the School of Nursing and Midwifery who, in the opinion of the Panel, has the best overall performance in leadership across all relevant branches of nursing. The prize also includes a wooden sculpture which will be awarded ceremonially and retained by the School.
Applicants will be required to submit an essay, not more than 500 words in length. All applicants should also arrange for two letters of support from persons directly linked with their work and who can speak authoritatively on their abilities to be forwarded to the School by the closing date.
Applicants must be current students OR have qualified within the preceding calendar year; the essay must refer to work undertaken as a student.
Mr David Marshall, Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, died after a short illness in 2017. This award is open to all students completing the nursing and midwifery programmes.
‘Mr David Marshall was always pushing the boundaries, going the extra mile, to make life exciting and was a staunch advocate for making life better for people with learning disabilities and their families’. To apply, you must write a reflection of not less than 250 words and not more than 500 words, on how you have ‘made that difference’ to someone you have nursed during your nursing experiences. Each submission will then be reviewed by an expert panel who shortlist the three top applicants. The winner will be selected from this group. Your tutor and most recent practice assessor may be asked for a reference.Apply for the David Marshall award
This prize was established in 2019 in honour of Raph Morgan, a member of academic staff in the School whose career focused on excellence in practice.
“Whether you’re having an operation, or having tests at your local clinic, you want to receive good nursing care. You want to feel safe, looked after and listened to, and you’ll want the same for your relative or a person you care for. It makes no difference whether the care takes place at a GP surgery, hospital, care home or in your own home.“ (NMC,2018) This award is a ‘fundamentals of care in clinical practice award’ and is open to all first year students undertaking the BSc (Hons) Professional Nursing Programme. To enter, you should submit a case study of the care given to a patient whilst on clinical placement. The case study should be not less than 500 words and not more than 750 words.
Apply for the Raph Morgan Award
The Lorna Telford Award
The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s is delighted to be able to offer undergraduate students a prize to recognise students who demonstrate awareness and insight into issues in palliative care.
The Prize was set up in 2015 by the Telford Family and the South Eastern Health Trust in memory of Lorna Telford who was an Assistant Director at the Trust. She died in September 2014.
The prize will be awarded to the final year student on the BSc (Hons) Professional Nursing programme who applies for the award and produces the best reflective practice piece (500 words) on a palliative care issue as judged by team of assessors drawn from Trust colleagues (Practice Educators) and academic staff.
An award in memory of student Shymol Thomas, who commenced her BSc Hons in Nursing studies in February 2019. Tragically, Shymol died in an accident during the first year of the programme.
The award is open to all nursing students and can be an individual application or from a group of students. £500 will be awarded to the student/ students on the BSc (Hons) Professional Nursing programme who are successful following assessment of the submissions. The applications will be evaluated against the following criteria: 1. The rationale for this innovation; 2. The explanation of the methods used to develop the innovation; 3. The involvement of stakeholders such as NHS Staff, Students or Service user and carers; 4. The potential impact of the innovation; 5. The feasibility of delivering the innovation in the future. A 500-word submission should reflect each of the above criteria. The winner will be announced at the School’s Celebration event on 21st March 2022Enter the Shymol Thomas award here