The School of Nursing and Midwifery is pleased to be able to offer a number of scholarship awards for students to undertake postgraduate programmes.
Prof Jean Orr was the founder of the School of Nursing & Midwifery at Queen's. We are delighted to partner with the Queen's Annual Fund, the Dept of Health and the 5 Trusts to offer this scholarship.
2020-21 has been a difficult time for nurses and midwives, and this scholarship is intended to recognise that. It has been well documented that an educated nursing & midwifery workforce is a key determinant of reducing mortality and enhancing patient safety. Nurses have a key role in patient care, and their presence at high levels of decision making is essential to ensure that our healthcare services are efficient, effective and safe. Nurses and midwives have given so much of themselves during the pandemic, caring for people in an almost impossible situation, and now it is time to give back. Jean Orr was a pioneer in her profession, and a great advocate for nurse education. In her honour, then, it is time to introduce support for the nurses and midwives of the region to progress, developing skills, leadership and professionalism throughout Northern Ireland.Apply for the Jean Orr Scholarship
There will be up to 20 full PhD scholarships available for candidates starting their studies in the 2022-23 academic year. Applicants currently in the first year of a PhD programme at Queen's may also apply, if they meet the eligibility requirements (including academic criteria and English language).
THE PATRICIA NAPIER SCHOLARSHIPS 2021
This scholarship offers awards for students to undertake the following PGT programmes:
- MSc Advanced Professional Practice
- MSc Caring for Children and Young People with Complex Health Care Needs
- PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
The scholarships were set up in 2011 by Mr Russell Napier in recognition of his mother, Patricia Napier. The scholarship will cover Home tuition fees. On the MSc Advanced Professional Practice programme, the students will study in one of five specialist pathways:
- Cancer Nursing: Supportive and Palliative Care
- Critical and Acute Care
- Mental Health and Older Adult
- Leadership and Management
- Maternal and Child Health
Applications are invited from all applicants who meet the following criteria:
The scholarships will be awarded to the best graduates from a nursing or midwifery programme (i.e. applicants who hold a recognised professional qualification in nursing or midwifery and a relevant primary degree 2:2 or above or equivalent).
All candidates entering the PGT programmes are eligible to be considered by the School for the Award through the entry system.
Application Process - Applications for the Patricia Napier scholarship have now closed for 2021-22.
The judging panel will include the Head of School and two course Directors from the School. The decision will be based on the record of academic achievement and a supporting application form. Applicants must also have been accepted on to one of the listed programmes to start in September 2021.
The benefactor will have access to the written statements prior to final selection by the judging panel.
Enquiries or further information: Caroline Mulvenna, School of Nursing and Midwifery, email - firstname.lastname@example.org