Five Adult Nursing students at Bournemouth University (BU) who applied for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care’s end-of-life care scholarship scheme will receive £3,000 of funding each for the next academic year.
The students not only receive the financial support but also a range of support from Lewis-Manning, which includes online learning, conference opportunities and the opportunity to shadow a member of the Lewis-Manning Hospice Care clinical team, and mentorship from Lewis-Manning’s Academic Advisor, Dr Linda Thompson and Bournemouth University’s, Dr Sue Baron, Senior Lecturer
The successful students are:
1. Tyler Trifari (MSc Adult Nursing)
2. Maria-Gorati Okeki (MSc)
2. Grace Lawrence (BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing)
3. Katie Butler (BSc)
4. 5. Millie Gray (BSc)
Dr Sue Baron, Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing and Programme Lead, MSc Adult Nursing at BU commented, “This is an amazing development opportunity for our nursing students and we are extremely grateful to Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, and the Burdett Trust for Nursing for making this possible. I am looking forward to supporting our five awardees this year who are passionate about making the most of this opportunity as they also prepare for completing their degrees and qualifying as Registered Nurses in September 2023.”
Dr Linda Thompson, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care Academic Advisor said, “We were very pleased that the scholarship scheme, now in its second year, is growing evermore popular and I’m extremely impressed by the talent and tenacity shown by applicants.”
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care’s Director of Clinical Services, Hayley Bonner, added, “We are delighted to welcome on board Tyler, Grace, Katie, Maria-Gorati and Millie and offer huge congratulations on their success in being accepted onto this scheme which is kindly supported by the Burdett Trust for Nursing. We look forward to working with them over the coming year and helping them to develop their skills and understanding of end-of-life care.
“It’s great to have our fantastic partnership with Bournemouth University and we see the huge value of investing in student nurses to encourage their interest in palliative and end-of-life care. We look forward to nurturing this new talent from Bournemouth University.”