Between September 1 and November 1, 2021, the Queen Silvia Nursing Award will receive applications from nurses and nursing students with ideas on how to raise the quality of life and improve the care that the elderly and those living with dementia receive. This is the ninth year in a row that the scholarship is awarded. Applications can be made by nurses and nursing students in Sweden, Finland, Poland, Germany, Lithuania and from the University of Washington School of Nursing.
The Queen Silvia Nursing Award was established in 2013 to encourage Swedish nursing students to submit their ideas to increase the quality of life and the quality of care that the elderly and those living with dementia receive.
Since then, the scholarship has been developed and now covers 5 countries. It now also accepts applications from both nursing students and fully trained nurses. The winner in each country will receive a scholarship worth 6,000 euros and tailored opportunities for training and networking with partners associated with the program. Diplomas for those who win the scholarship are traditionally awarded by Her Majesty the Queen at the Queen Silvia Nursing Awards’ grand ceremony at the Royal Palace in Stockholm every spring (if the pandemic allows).
Over 20 scholarship winners have been announced over the years. Last year’s winners were Lisabet Lindbäck from Sweden, Inka Häkkinen from Finland, Radosław Romanek from Poland, Linda Smit from Germany, Karolina Adomavičiūtė from Lithuania and Brooke Tamble from the University of Washington School of Nursing.
About the Queen Silvia Nursing Award
The Queen Silvia Nursing Award addresses one of the biggest challenges facing the world – an aging population and the need for quality care for the elderly and people with dementia. The scholarship motivates healthcare staff to become innovators for healthcare development, at the same time as it creates and promotes competence in professional care. By awarding this unique scholarship and opportunities for learning to nurses and nursing students, new worlds of opportunities open up for future generations of nurses. By highlighting care talents and their ideas, the Queen Silvia Nursing Award seeks to raise the status of the profession.
Queen Silvia Nursing Award is made possible by Swedish Care International, Forum For Elderly Care. The Swedish partner group consists of organizations such as Johanniterorden, Home Instead Global, Viranova, Attendo, Medicover, GoesArt, Vårdförbundet, Nordnet, Hemsö, Swedish Nurses’ Association and Bonnier Healthcare / Netdoktor.se.