VPNG Scholarships & Grants
Congratulations to all our scholarship and grant recipients at our recent Study Day held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Mary Barry Medtronic Grant winner
Marea Fennell Scholarship winner
Sr Mary Felix & June Allen Scholarship winners
Mark Lopez, Karen Ho
Sr Mary Felix and June Allen Scholarships
Sister Mary Felix AM (1919-2008) and June Allen AM are inaugural members of the Theatre Sisters Section of the Royal Victorian College of Nursing, Life members of the VPNG and Honorary Fellows of the Australian College of Perioperative Nurses. The VPNG is privileged to name scholarships for postgraduate studies in perioperative nursing, to honour their achievements in the development of the nursing profession.
Marea Fennell Scholarship
This scholarship for postgraduate studies in management or education is named for esteemed Life Member of VPNG, Marea Fennell (1939-2010). The inaugural scholarship commemorated the 50th Anniversary of VPNG.
Mary Barry Medtronic Education Grant
VPNG are very excited to announce the opening of round one 2017 Mary Barry Medtronic Education Grant. This grant is offered biannually for VPNG members for ongoing professional development by international or interstate conference (other than ACORN biennial conference) attendance or project/research work. Named in honor of respected Life member of VPNG and Honorary Fellow of the Australian College of Perioperative Nurses Mary Barry OAM (1926-2012), and now proudly sponsored by Medtronic.
ACORN conference grants
Grants for VPNG members to attend the biennial Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN) Conference are made available each year prior to the ACORN National Conference. ACORN Grants are valued at $500 each and are now available for VPNG members to attend the International ACORN and ASIORNA Conference in Adelaide in May 2018. The number of grants awarded will be determined by the annual budget.