CPD for nurses: With thanks to the Driscoll family for their support

August 9, 2023
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CPD for nurses: Nursing scholarship awarded to Kylie Sih from Royal Hobart Hospital

CPD for nurses

Continuing professional development (CPD) for nurses is an important part of what we do here at Arrow, and there’s a lot for bone marrow transplant nurses to stay across in this rapidly evolving field!

Meet Kylie Sih, Clinical Nurse Educator for Cancer and Blood Services at Royal Hobart Hospital, state nursing representative for Tasmania with the Haematology Society ANZ, and the most recent recipient of one of Arrow’s nursing scholarships.

Kylie says, “I am so very pleased to receive this scholarship, making it possible to attend the BLOOD conference this year. Attending this conference has great significance for me — I have a long-held passion for Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant, and also a dedication to learning and professional development. Attending BLOOD will enable me to not only increase my skills and knowldege, but also pass this on to my colleagues in my home city, furthering their development and empowering them to care for BMT patients with excellence. I also hope to meet specialist nurses from around Australian and New Zealand so I may engage them to provide specialist education to my local nursing cohort in the future.”

Interstate nurses are important to us

Although we are a NSW-based charity with our beginnings in St Vincent’s Hospital here in Sydney, our remit is to support bone marrow transplant patients across the nation. This year at Arrow we have been particularly focused on building networks across the country, so we are thrilled to be able to support Kylie’s attendance at BLOOD 2023, especially given her desire to take her learning back to nurses in Tasmania.

With special thanks to the Driscoll family

Kylie’s travel, transfers and accommodation, and conference registration have been generously supported by the Driscoll family through the Professor Geoffrey Driscoll Nursing Scholarship, and we would like to thank the Driscoll family for their continued support of dedicated BMT nurses like Kylie.

For more information on the scholarships we have available to support CPD for nurses, please see our nursing scholarships and our travel and conference scholarships pages.