Margaret Allwright Award for Achievement in Nursing Practice
The Margaret Allwright Award for Achievement in Nursing Practice has been established to recognise nurses whose work has been at a high level of achievement and which has made a significant contribution to the principles and practice of nursing.
The Award is a significant professional recognition and is offered annually to Registered Nurses of Tasmania. The award consists of a citation and gratuity valued at $500.
Margaret Allwright trained at St. Johns Hospital and is the only trainee to become Matron (D.O.N). She was the second Registrar of Nurses and ended her career as Chief Nursing Officer. Among many achievements she was the National President of the Royal College of Nursing.
Applications open on 1 July and close on 10 August for the following year.
How to Apply
- Completed application form.
- Description of project (not exceeding 1000 words) together with supporting documentation or attachments.
- Referee reports (2) familiar with project.
Selection Criteria (What the Selection Committee will look for)
- Concern with an issue of current significance.
- Benefits to education/research and the principles or Nursing Practice.
- Ability of the applicant to further the development of Clinical Practice.
- A clear outline of the development of the project and the extent of the commitment of the applicant.
- Willingness to promote nursing to the wider community.
- Presentation and format will be considered.
- Accord with the Florence Nightingale Grants and Award mission statement.
- Applications open on 1 July and close on 10 August each year.
- The Award will be presented at a professional assembly each year.
- The selection committee reserves the right not to make an award in any one year.
- The recipient will submit the project for publication.
- The decision of the Selection Committee is final.