Double Success for the School of Healthcare Sciences nurses

The School of Healthcare Sciences is delighted that the Florence Nightingale Foundation has awarded two of its scholarships to our nurses in North Wales.

Emma Bond, a vascular specialist nurse with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, is a doctoral student within the School of Healthcare Sciences. Emma’s travel scholarship aims to improve decision-making for patients requiring surgery, ensuring that patients are informed and involved in the decision making for their operations and appreciate the risks.

Lecturer in Child Nursing, Alison Owen Traynor, will be comparing services and provision for young parents and their families in the UK and Australia. Some young parents face significant challenges as they transition from adolescence to adulthood and the study tour, facilitated by a National Assembly for Wales Scholarship, aims to improve health and well-being outcomes for young parents and their children. The award of the scholarships will enable Emma and Alison to spend time abroad working with international experts in the specialist areas, and bring new ideas and practice back to North Wales.

Professor Jo Rycroft Malone, Head of School, said it was fantastic that two scholarships had been awarded to the School. “The Florence Nightingale Foundation has been very generous in the award of these travel scholarships, which recognise nursing talent, and have the potential to improve patient care. The scholarships will enable Emma and Alison to build international networks that spread excellence in nursing, and I wish them well with their studies”.

Through its Scholarship Programme, the Florence Nightingale Foundation supports nurses and midwives by enabling study at home and abroad, promoting innovation in practice, in addition to extending knowledge and skills to meet changing needs and improve patient care.

Publication date: 5 November 2015