Today we are announcing the new scholars of Queen Silvia Nursing Award. Rebecca Eriksson from Sweden, Katri Sajama from Finland, Aldona Raczek-Chachulska from Poland and Berit Ehmann from Germany receives Queen Silvia Nursing Award 2017.
These four nursing students will be awarded with a scholarship of approximately 6 000 euros in addition to a unique, individually tailored internship program. During the internship the scholars will have an opportunity to learn about healthcare and care of elderly from various viewpoints both in their home country as well as in an international environment.
The scholars has been chosen through a selection process where nursing students from all over Finland, Germany, Poland and Sweden send in ideas on innovations to improve the care of elderly. This year over 1000 ideas where sent through the application platform, out of which the juries selected Rebecca, Katri, Aldona and Berit as the top ones. The new scholars will receive the award from Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden during a ceremony in Stockholm this spring.
Queen Silvia Nursing Award aims to contribute to meeting the future challenges within elderly care by providing new ideas and competencies within the elderly care sector. The goal of the scholarship is also to increase the status of the nursing degree and encourage creative nursing students who are driven by change and innovation.
Forum for Elderly Care and SCI founded the Queen Silvia Nursing Award scholarship together with a group of collaboration partners as a gift to Her Majesty Queen Silvia in 2013. Since the initial launch in Sweden, the scholarship is now available in Finland, Poland and Germany as well.