Professor Geoffrey Driscoll Nursing Scholarship
Once again, Arrow would like thank Mrs Jan Driscoll and family for their ongoing support of the Professor Geoffrey Driscoll Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship enables nurses from all over Australia to enhance their nursing skills and education by studying transplant and haematology related subjects through the Australian College of Nursing.
In 2020 the following nurses have been awarded scholarships:
Caitlin Mulcahy from the Cancer Day Care Suite at Westmead Hospital was awarded $4,780 to study Chemotherapy and Other Systemic Treatments in Cancer Care as well as Blood and Marrow Transplantation.
Caitlin says: “The Professor Driscoll Scholarship has enabled me to improve my knowledge and delivery of care to patients experiencing chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants. Completing these subjects will improve my confidence and competence in my daily practice. I am incredibly thankful to the family of Professor Driscoll for creating this opportunity. Without their support, this would not have been possible.”
Catherine Lanz from Riverina Cancer Care Centre in Wagga Wagga was awarded $2,230 to study Chemotherapy and Other Systemic Treatments in Cancer Care.
Catherine says: “This scholarship has enabled me to fuel my passion for oncology and haemotology nursing and continue to provide life changing care to each individual patient that I have the privilege to care for. Thank you to the family of Professor Driscoll for allowing me this opportunity to continue my studies in this ever-changing field of oncology and haematology nursing. I greatly appreciate this opportunity and am looking forward to putting my learning into practice every day at work”.
Tamara Casey also from Riverina Cancer Care Centre in Wagga Wagga was awarded $2,550 to study Foundation of Haemotology Nursing.
Tamara told us: “The Professor Driscoll Scholarship means that I can pursue my passion in Haematology Nursing providing myself with exceptional knowledge and understanding, and increasing my skills and ability to care and assist patients with a haematology disease or disorder”.
Erin Johnson from The University Hospital Geelong was awarded $4,780 to study Chemotherapy and Other Systemic Treatments in Cancer care and Blood and Marrow Transplantation.
Erin told us: “I am extremely grateful to the family of Professor Driscoll in their support of me during my post graduate studies. This scholarship has given me the opportunity to extend my knowledge in the field of haematology, in which I am so passionate about. I hope to improve my patients’ journey and to inspire other haematology nurses to go on and complete further studies.”
Kathryn Uren also from The University Hospital Geelong, was awarded $4,780 to study Chemotherapy and Other Systemic Treatments in Cancer Care and Blood & Marrow Transplantation.
Kathryn told us: “This scholarship will enable me to have the most up to date knowledge when providing care for our patients which is particularly important as we are a regional health care facility. I would like to thank the family of Professor Driscoll for offering this amazing scholarship and helping me fund my post graduate studies. It is very much appreciated.”
Rebecca Jones from Wollongong Hospital was awarded $2,550 to study Blood and Marrow Transplantation.
Rebecca told us: “I love working within cancer care and strongly believe that continued education is an essential part of my role as a Registered Nurse. Through the completion of the Blood and Marrow Transplantation subject, I will gain valuable education that will enhance the quality of care and service that I can provide to patients undergoing both autologous transplants and allografts.”