UOW joins list of elite universities to offer Pamela Jane Nye Working Nurse Scholarship
University recipient of US company's first international scholarship award
The University of Wollongong (UOW) is to award Pamela Jane Nye's first global Working Nurse Scholarship.
UOW Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Patricia M. Davidson said: "The University was honoured to be part of the Pamela Jane Nye Working Nurse Scholarship global community. The COVID-19 pandemic has united nurses throughout the world, and this generous funding at this critical time in history is greatly appreciated.
"This prestigious scholarship is part of an international scholarship program with elite universities in the United States of America including UCLA Medical Centre, Martin Luther King Hospital, UCLA School of Nursing, and UCSF School of Nursing, and supports a deserving Registered Nurse at this university intending to work at least part-time while undertaking postgraduate nursing studies."
Nye's US$2,500 (A$3450) one-year scholarship requires applicants to complete the University's scholarship application package, including proof of nursing registration, part-time nursing work, and a one-page statement outlining their commitment to nursing.
In addition, applicants must be enrolled, or intend to enroll, in an eligible postgraduate degree within UOW's School of Nursing.
When Nye (pictured above) was asked why she picked UOW as Neuroscience Nursing Ltd's first global scholarship recipient, she said: "It started with message exchanges on Linkedin. I was interested in what Professor Davidson was doing and looking for the right opportunity to stretch my clinical interests to international academia.
“The University's nurse education program is impressive and I was determined to offer global working nurse scholarships in 2022. Besides, how could anyone not be attracted to a name like Wollongong?”
Nye's scholarships represent her 25 years' experience as a Neuroscience Clinical Nurse Specialist, providing high-quality clinical practice standards and education to nurses working in California's large tertiary medical centres.
Also represented is Nye's innovative leadership as the CEO at Neuroscience Nursing, Ltd. and as CEO/Board Chair/Executive Director of Operation Scrubs, Inc., a non-profit educational organisation.
Both companies are acknowledged for supporting working nurse efforts to achieve higher education, also for raising the profile of nursing as the unsung heroes of healthcare. An example of this is THE NURSES WALL, a living tribute Nye created as an appreciative public's virtual 2022 gift to perpetually honour the world's 20+ million unsung nurses.
Professor Davidson joined the University of Wollongong as Vice-Chancellor in May 2021. Before her current role, Professor Davidson was Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore in the United States.
In 2021 she was the recipient of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Distinguished Leader Award. This honour celebrates her exceptional contributions to the advancement of global health worldwide.