Introducing the Nicole King Scholarship

The Department of Nursing is delighted to announce the launch of the Nicole King Scholarship.

In memory of Nicole King, her family have established an annual scholarship.

Nicole was a Department of Nursing Lecturer at The University of Melbourne and clinical educator at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre until her untimely death in 2011.

Nicole was passionate about quality cancer care, bringing passion and excellence to her work in training the next generation of specialist cancer nurses. Her untimely death from cancer while in her early 30s was a reminder to us all that cancer affects everyone, young and old, and has inspired her colleagues to continue her work.”

Professor Sanchia Aranda AM

Nicole was a committed and inspiring cancer nurse. Specialising in haematology oncology and bone marrow transplant, she keenly shared her knowledge and enthusiasm, soon moving into teaching roles at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and University of Melbourne. 

As a nurse educator, Nicole firmly believed in the value of knowledge and learning, to allow nurses to survive and thrive in cancer care. Before the premature end of her career, Nicole began PhD studies investigating the best ways to assist nurses to provide the specialist care needed by people with cancer. The Nicole King Scholarship will allow Nicole’s dedication to building a skilled cancer nursing workforce to prosper.”

Trevor Saunders, Lecturer in Cancer Nursing 

Ten years since her passing, this scholarship has been established to honor Nicole’s contribution to cancer and palliative care nursing and her passion for scholarship and research in the discipline.

The Nicole King Scholarship is available to Graduate Research students (MPhil or PhD) with a focus on Cancer and Palliative care nursing.