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Grant applications now open: is your career plan in need of some cash support?

RCN Foundation is offering education funds for registrants and nursing students
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RCN Foundation is offering education funds for registrants and nursing students

Nurses, nursing associates, nursing students and healthcare support workers can apply now for career development grants of up to 5,000, thanks to the RCN Foundation.

The charity has opened applications for next year's grants to help develop nursing professionals careers and applicants do not need to be college members.

The money, also open to midwives, is awarded to successful applicants undertaking undergraduate degrees, postgraduate qualifications or professional training in the year from January 2021.

Deepa Korea of the RCN Foundation

In 2019, the 117 grants awarded were worth a total of 312,353.

RCN Foundation director Deepa

RCN Foundation is offering education funds for registrants and nursing students


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Nurses, nursing associates, nursing students and healthcare support workers can apply now for career development grants of up to £5,000, thanks to the RCN Foundation.

The charity has opened applications for next year's grants to help develop nursing professionals’ careers – and applicants do not need to be college members.

The money, also open to midwives, is awarded to successful applicants undertaking undergraduate degrees, postgraduate qualifications or professional training in the year from January 2021.


Deepa Korea of the RCN Foundation

In 2019, the 117 grants awarded were worth a total of £312,353.

RCN Foundation director Deepa Korea urges people to apply.

‘These are extraordinary and challenging times for the profession. We are therefore more committed than ever to supporting and strengthening nursing now and in the years ahead.’

One RCN Foundation grant beneficiary was critical care staff nurse Sukdeep Dhadda, who received £1,000 in 2017 to help fund a master's in public health at the University of Birmingham.

Ms Dhadda said she had wanted to explore new areas of nursing after working in acute care for three years post-qualification.

‘I had been interested in public health, health inequalities and inclusion health since my undergraduate training, so wanted to develop my knowledge in these areas with hopes of moving into this field of nursing in the future,’ she said.

‘I have had to fund most of the master’s myself, so the grant has helped with this.’

More information on the grants can be found here.


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