Leonie Sidebottom Study Grant
Leonie Sidebottom was the first Registrar of Nurses in Tasmania. She took up this position on 1 July 1951 and held it until 6 April 1963 when she retired. She had previously held the position of Supervisory Nurse - from 6 February 1945 - as this was the forerunner of the Registrar's position. She applied the Nurses Registration Act in 1952 which set up the nurses registration system in Tasmania.
This grant is valued at $3000.
Applications open on 1 July and close on 10 August for the following year.
How to Apply
- Completed application form.
- Curriculum vitae including Academic and Clinical Practice achievement.
- Professional participation profile.
- Referee reports (2) non-academic. It is your responsibility to ensure referee forms are forwarded to each referee who is asked to return the completed forms to the secretary by the closing date.
- Statement addressing criteria.
Selection criteria (what the selection committee will look for)
- Description of current studies.
- Why you have chosen the particular study program.
- How you are going to use your future qualification to advance nursing practice.
- What are your long term career aspirations.
Florence Nightingale Study Grants Conditions
- Applicants must be resident in Tasmania for two years prior to the application.
- Presentation of a report on current study program and career aspirations at a professional assembly nominated by the Committee.
- Study Grants will be paid in two instalments during the academic year. The 2nd payment will be made on proof of continuance of proposed study program.
- Late applications will not be considered.
- Applications without supporting references will not be considered.
- The selection process may involve interviews.
- The decision of the Selection Committee is final.
- The selection committee reserves the right not to make a Grant in any one year.