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Scholarships

An ECU scholarship recognises those whose life journey may not have been an easy one, as well as students who have displayed outstanding academic excellence and endeavour. An ECU scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying expenses like fees, text books and living expenses.

Scholarships are offered to potential students as well as current students, and support undergraduate, postgraduate or research degree study.

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Search all scholarships available at ECU and how to apply on the scholarships page.

School of Nursing & Midwifery scholarships

Are you thinking of furthering your career with a research degree and solving real world problems?

ECU is seeking a PhD candidate to undertake research in Nursing & Midwifery.

Project Title:

Monitoring hospital performance in the care of complex patients: Evaluating the risks of ‘Failure to Maintain’

Project Overview:

The acuity of patients managed within the hospital setting continues to increase. Complications contribute to poorer patient outcomes, and increase length of stay and cost to hospitals. Registered nurses can offer simultaneous assessment and intervention to prevent or mitigate hospital-acquired complications. However, it is known that when demand for nursing care exceeds supply, care is prioritised according to acute medical need. Consequently, some basic but essential nursing care activities such as patient mobility, communication, skin care, hydration and nutrition are implicitly rationed. This study will explore the impact of quality indicators in relation to ‘Failure to Maintain’ outcomes for the complex patient. This scholarship is jointly funded by Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) and Edith Cowan University (ECU) and the study will be conducted at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Western Australia. The applicant will be a registered nurse in Australia or overseas.
The successful applicant will be part of the Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Services Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, ECU and the Centre for Nursing Research, SCGH.

The Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Services Research hosts the research activity for the School and our research programs have consistently received the maximum rating (5) for quality through the Excellence in Research for Australia framework. Our research in the fields of chronic disease management, child and family health, workforce and health services are recognised as innovative and relevant to national and international audiences. We collaborate with world-class researchers, industry leaders and clinical experts in the development, conduct and application of our research in our drive to conduct high quality research with real world impact.

SCGH has a national and international reputation for ground breaking research and believes that high quality research is fundamental to the future of nursing. The Centre for Nursing Research is a vibrant and productive unit, consisting of hospital staff and academic joint appointments. This innovative approach provides nurses with opportunities to work with experienced academic researchers to inform and advance nursing practice through practical research programs, explore clinical practice issues relevant to nursing, influence policy development and work towards improving outcomes for patients and their families across all clinical areas of Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital..

Contact information:

For more information and to apply, please contact Professor Lisa Whitehead: l.whitehead@ecu.edu.au

Applications close 31 August 2018.

At a glance

  • You must be a current ECU student to be eligible for this scholarship.
  • Questions about this scholarship can be directed to scholarships@ecu.edu.au.

Eligibility guidelines

To be eligible for this scholarship you must :

  • be a first year student enrolled in an Undergraduate course within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Selection criteria

Based on financial hardship and written statement (of no more than 500 words) which includes your personal information about the following:

  • Achievements;
  • How the Scholarship will assist; and
  • Reasons for choosing Nursing and/or Midwifery as a career.

Terms and conditions

To receive the scholarship you must:

  • not be in receipt of any other ECU scholarship valued at $5,000 or above; and
  • be willing to write a statement at the end of the year of how you used the scholarship.

How to apply

Application is made via the ECU Online Scholarship Application Portal. Access to the portal is available between application opening and closing dates via this web page.

For more information

Contact the Scholarships Office.

Eligibility guidelines

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen;
  • be enrolled in the 2nd or 3rd year of an ECU Bachelor of Science - Nursing;
  • have successfully completed a minimum of 120 credit points;
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 30 credit points;
  • be able to provide evidence at the time of application of your financial hardship (usually demonstrated by being in receipt of a means-tested Centrelink allowance);
  • not currently be in receipt of, or have received any other Scholarship whilst studying at ECU in an undergraduate Nursing course with the exception of a Student Start-up or Relocation Scholarship; and
  • have maintained an academic status of good standing at the end of each semester (as defined in the ECU handbook).

Selection criteria

Following the closing date of the scholarship all eligible applications will be assessed and a selection panel will determine the successful recipient.

How to apply

Application is made via the ECU Online Scholarship Application Portal.

Access to the Portal is available between application opening and closing dates.

In addition to the application form you are required to provide:

  • a short statement advising how the scholarship will assist you; and
  • a reflective essay (1000 maximum) about your experience of linking the Ramsay Health Care values with your clinical practice, with a focus on patient outcomes, quality and safety in nursing practice and service delivery.

For more information

Eligibility guidelines

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, or an Australian permanent resident;
  • be a resident of Western Australia, and:
    • have or intend to relocate from a rural, regional or remote area of WA; or
    • be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • not be in receipt of any other scholarships except for any Commonwealth Scholarships (CAS and /or CECS) or the Student Start Up or Relocation Scholarships through Centrelink;
  • be commencing your first semester of study in the ECU Bachelor of Science (Nursing); and
  • study on-campus and full-time (60 credit points per semester).

How to apply

Application is made via the ECU Online Scholarship Application Portal.

Access to the Portal is available between application opening and closing dates.

You will be required to demonstrate prior academic success and provide a written statement (of no more than 500 words) which includes your:

  • financial circumstances;
  • social disadvantages;
  • achievements; and
  • reasons for choosing Nursing as a career.

For more information

Contact the ECU Scholarships Office.

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