On Thursday, April 19, three nursing students were presented with the Queen Silvia Nursing Award during a ceremony at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. For five consecutive years, this scholarship has been presented to nursing students that contribute with ideas to improve the care of elderly and people with dementia.

This year’s scholars are Rebecca Eriksson from the Swedish Red Cross University College, Katri Sajama from Tampere University of Applied Sciences in Finland, Berit Ehmann from Evangelische Fachschule für Altenpflege in Germany and Aldona Reczek-Chachulska from Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin in Poland.

Three of the scholars received their award from HM Queen Silvia during a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. During the ceremony they had an opportunity to present themselves and their award winning ideas. In addition to the award, all scholars receives an individually tailored internship program as well as 6 000 €.

All four scholars were chosen through a selection process where nursing students from all over Finland, Germany, Poland and Sweden sent in their ideas on innovations to improve the care of elderly.

During the ceremony, the Queen spoke about the challenges that the world is facing when it comes to dementia care and the importance of supporting research and high-quality educations for professionals working with elderly care and dementia.


Photos by: Yanan Li