Scholarship for Nurses announced by Servisource and DkIT
DkIT and Servisource Healthcare initiative affords nursing & midwifery undergraduates the opportunity to secure €1,500 to support their studies.
Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) and County Louth healthcare recruitment specialist, Servisource Healthcare today announced the launch of an new scholarship for nurses which will provide four third-year nursing and midwifery students at DkIT with €1,500 financial support as they progress through their degree.
As the demand for qualified nurses and midwives in Ireland continues to grow, the new Servisource Healthcare Nursing Scholarship will provide continued motivation and additional resources to DkIT students at a critical point in their study. In addition, the process of applying for these scholarships is also good practice for students as they are encouraged to reflect on their academic and practical successes to date and to consider their employment options for the future.
How to Apply for the scholarship for nurses
The scholarship for nurses programme commences in autumn and upon the return to class in mid-September, all third year students wishing to be considered for the scholarship will be asked to submit their applications in advance of the closing date on Monday 3 October 2016. Applicants will be asked to complete a reflective essay outlining an experience or circumstance in which they have demonstrated kindness and compassion in care, in line with the nursing and midwifery standards and guidelines. This includes the need for nurses and midwives to be competent, safety-conscious and act with kindness and compassion in their provision of safe, high-quality care.
The winning students will be announced on October 15 after deliberation by judges from the DkIT Nursing, Midwifery and Health Studies Department and Servisource Healthcare .
Speaking today, Ann Campbell, President of DkIT said,
We are delighted to work with Servisource Healthcare to develop this scholarship programme. In addition to receiving generous financial support from Servisource Healthcare, our students will be exposed to the realities of presenting themselves professionally, communicating their skills and competences and evaluating their successes. This is invaluable experience that will undoubtedly enhance their career prospects.
Also speaking today, Declan Murphy, CEO of the Servisource Group said,
Having operated in the healthcare sector for almost 15 years, we understand the commitment and the challenges faced by nurses as they embark on their journey in becoming healthcare professionals. Servisource Healthcare is proud to support nurses during their careers in matching the best nursing jobs with the best candidates. Our partnership with DkIT Nursing & Midwifery allows us to further enhance this relationship by recognising exceptional performance and providing financial assistance to student nurses and we look forward to a developing a long and fruitful relationship.
Also commenting on the scholarship programme, Edel Healy, Head of the School of Health and Science at DkIT said:
The scholarships are open to all third year nursing and midwifery students and have been designed to encourage and reward students that show promise and dedication. Students will be assessed on their commitment to nursing practice, passion for the profession and their drive to succeed. I would urge all of our students to apply and to avail of this fantastic opportunity to help progress their studies.