Lyn Saunders Professional Development Scholarship

Named in honour of Lyn Saunders (1935-2018) a long time VPNG member. Lyn bequeathed $10,000 to assist perioperative nurses undertaking the Perioperative Nurses Surgical Assistant Course as well as perioperative Enrolled Nurses undertaking a Bachelor of Nursing.

The Lyn Saunders Professional Development Scholarship is divided into two streams:

Stream 1 – support Victorian perioperative nurses undertaking Perioperative Nurse Surgical Assistant qualification. This Scholarship is only for perioperative nurses practicing in Victoria. Applicants are required to demonstrate the relevance of the PNSA course to their current professional practice in perioperative nursing. Two Scholarships will be awarded at $2,000 each. Only VPNG members for at least 2 years are eligible to apply.

Stream 2 – support perioperative enrolled nurses who are undertaking a Bachelor of Nursing. These Scholarships are only for nurses practicing in Victoria in the area of perioperative nursing. Two Scholarships will be awarded at $3,000 each. Non VPNG members eligible to apply. Membership is a requirement for all successful applicants.

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Applications open from 1st Jun to 31st Jul 


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