Today we are announcing the new scholars of Queen Silvia Nursing Award. Sara Nyström from Sweden, Maiju Björkqvist from Finland, Paulina Pergoł from Poland and Annette Löser from Germany receives Queen Silvia Nursing Award 2018.
These four nursing students will be awarded with a scholarship of approximately 6 000 euros in addition to a unique internship program. During the internship the scholars will have the opportunity to learn about healthcare and elderly care 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. The scholars will receive the award from Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden during a ceremony in Stockholm in the spring of 2019.
Queen Silvia Nursing Award aims to contribute to meeting the future challenges within elderly and dementia care by providing new ideas and high competence within the elderly care sector. The goal of the scholarship is also to increase the status of the nursing profession and encourage creative nursing students who are driven by change and innovation.
Forum for Elderly Care and Swedish Care International founded the Queen Silvia Nursing Award 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.