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Nursing Students receive Dorothea Swift Nursing Scholarship

Friday, 13 April 2018


Two students, Joelene Bosman and Cortnee Lamp from the South West (Bunbury) Campus have received the Dorothea Swift Nursing Scholarship.

The Dorothea Swift Nursing Scholarship was established to provide financial support for three years to a student studying Nursing who is either from rural/regional WA and have relocated to study, or are Indigenous Australians.

" I applied for the scholarship thinking I wouldn't get a look in as my academic writing was not the best. However, it was better to try than do nothing. I wrote from the heart about why I wanted to become a nurse! It was through having my son in Karratha and the care I received from my midwives. Their compassion inspired me in wanting to help other's and follow this path. I feel so blessed to have this opportunity" Joelene Bosman said.

Born in Germany in 1923, Dorothea Swift always dreamt of helping others. After witnessing so much pain and suffering during World War 2. Dorothea was determined to make her dream come true and follow her passion in nursing. Dorothea was compassionate about helping other's. Mr Andrew Swift, the donor, set up the schorlarship in memory of his mother.

Congratulations to Joelene and Cortnee, pictured here with South West Campus Nursing and Midwifery academic staff Sora Marin-Estrella, Mel Buhlmann and Carol Squire.


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