Scholarships and Bursaries

RFDS Robin Miller Nursing Scholarship

RFDS Robin Miller Nursing Scholarship

The RFDS Robin Miller Nursing Scholarship has been established by the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania in partnership with the Nursing and Midwifery program at the University of Tasmania and RFDS Central Operations, covering South Australia and much of the Northern Territory. The scholarship provides a senior nursing undergraduate with experience of living in remote Australia and working there with the RFDS. It will give insight into the advantages and difficulties of nursing practice in the Outback in general and among indigenous Australians in particular. The scholarship is dedicated to the memory of the late Mrs Robin Miller-Dicks (1940–1975), the nurse, aviatrix and RFDS pilot who became widely known by Aboriginal Australians as the ‘Sugar-Bird Lady’ because of handing out many thousands of doses of sweetly flavoured polio oral vaccine https://www.flyingdoctor.org.au/tas/our-services/scholarships-tas/

 

Eligibility

Available to a student enrolled full-time in the final year of the University's Bachelor of Nursing degree at a Tasmanian campus and undertaking or have completed the unit CNA340 or CNA344. Applicants must be available to participate in the two-week placement from Monday 26 August to Friday 6 September 2019. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of quality of application and the following criteria - a credit grade average thus far in the course; evidence of high level skills in professional communication and practice; demonstrated interest in, and understanding of, contemporary rural health issues; demonstrated intention to engage in rural health at some stage in the future; ability and willingness to act an ambassador promoting the RFDS and the University's Nursing and Midwifery program. The successful applicant will be required to provide a report of their placement to the RFDS and participate in mutually agreed public engagements as an ambassador of the RFDS in the year of tenure. Previous RFDS experience is not required.

On-going Eligibility

The recipient is required to remain enrolled full-time in the final year of the Bachelor of Nursing, graduating in 2019.

Amount

The scholarship comprises two weeks flying and clinical work centred at the RFDS Base at Port Augusta, SA; return flights from Tasmania; accommodation at or near the Host base; a living allowance of $100 per day; and reimbursement of formal costs such as immunisations and police check.

Closing Date

30 June 2019

Apply

Apply online prior to closing date. Applications cannot be submitted after closing date. As applicants will be assessed on the quality of application, all questions should be answered in full. Please ensure care is taken with spelling and grammar.

 

Application status

Closed. Successful applicant/s advised.