Celebrating International Nurses Day with our award recipients
12 May is a very special day for the Department of Nursing as it marks the celebration of International Nurses Day. To commemorate this date, we would like to to recognize the excellence of our students through a special mention to the 2021-2022 Scholarship and Prize winners!
We would like to congratulate the following recipients who were awarded these Scholarships in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements.
- Juin Yee Chok, Shelby Chatlain and Rebecca Pye on receiving the Dorothy Jean Ineke Scholarship in Nursing. Julie Sheldrake, a nurse, created the scholarships in memory of her mother.
- Kaarin Goeldner on receiving the Catherine Wotton Scholarship to be trained in gynaecological and ovarian cancers. The Fund recognises Catherine Wotton’s 37 year contribution to nursing and her courageous battle with ovarian cancer
- Monique Mona and Paige Smith who received the Patricia Eileen Hyams Scholarships in Cancer and Palliative Care Nursing. The scholarship honours Mrs Patricia Hyams, who graduated as a registered nurse at St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne in 1939.
- Alysia Coventry on receiving the Nicole King Scholarship for PhD or MPhil with a Cancer & Palliative care focus. The scholarship remembers Nicole King, a Department of Nursing lecturer & clinical educator at The University of Melbourne.
We would like to also congratulate the following recipients who were awarded these prizes in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements.
- Madison Cooke on receiving the Michael Kierce Prize for research & clinical excellence & the potential for leadership in clinical practice research. Michael was a lecturer at the Department of Nursing, who encouraged students to combine clinical excellence with research.
- Kate Strahan on receiving the Mary Pattern Prize. Mary Patten was the Director of Nursing at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne and was closely involved in the founding of the School of Postgraduate Nursing.
- Hana Benjemaa and Esther Hillan on the Denise Spencer Prize. Denise Spencer began Cancer nursing at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in 1975, became a Clinical Nurse Teacher in 1982, a Manager in Nursing Education in 2002 and a Nurse Director of Education until 2017.
- Emily Steer and Ranjeet Starr on receiving the Dianne Campbell Award. Dianne Campbell, now retired, was the Director of Nursing at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and was instrumental in the founding of the School of Postgraduate Nursing
- Elliot Hughes on receiving the Head of Department Graduate Prize for the highest-grade point average in the Master of Nursing Science.
- Hana Benjemaa on receiving the Nicole King Prize for the Highest GPA Graduate Certificates in Cancer Nursing. The prize remembers Nicole King, a Department of Nursing lecturer & clinical educator at The University of Melbourne.
We encourage you to continue celebrating International Nurses Day 2022 with The University of Melbourne's Department of Nursing by following the Twitter conversation:
#2022NursingUoM @UniMelb #IND2022 #VoiceToLead #ICN2022 @ICNurses @PeterMacCC @StVincentsMelb @RCHMelbourne