African Palliative Care Education Nurses Scholarship: An APCA / Global Partners 2015 Form Is Out

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About APCA
The African Palliative Care Association
(APCA) in partnership with Global Partners
in Care provides a limited number of
scholarships each year for Palliative Care
Training opportunities.

Scholarships are awarded up to a maximum
of US$ 4,000 through a competitive
application process once a year. APCA and
Global Partners in Care give priority to
requests of Registered and Enrolled nurses
to pursue palliative care training in Africa.
What the Scholarship fund will Support
in 2015

The Scholarship fund will support:
Palliative care education and training at
recognized institutions in Africa for Enrolled
and Registered Nurses. Training
programmes which the Scholarship
supports include:

•Palliative care distance learning
diploma and degree courses run in
Africa (up to USD $4,000)

•Special consideration on a case by case
basis may be made.

•Additional funds may be awarded to nurses
and social worker scholarship recipients
who agree to train other health care
workers in palliative care in their respective
community.

Note: This list is not exhaustive and is
presented as an indication of what the fund
will cover. Other appropriate training
opportunities within Africa for nurses
related to palliative care may also be
considered for funding. Please see some of
the courses available in Africa
Scholarship timelines

Announcement of Scholarship Fund: 15th April 2015

Application deadline closes:
15th May 2015

Selection process completed:
May -June

Candidates informed: 30th June 2015

Scholarships Awarded-15th July 2015

Application Criteria
Applicants must:

Be a Registered Nurse or an Enrolled
Nurse residing and practicing in Africa
and with evidence that they will be able to
continue providing palliative care after
their training (please provide a supporting
letter from head of your institution
confirming this).

Currently be involved in the provision of
palliative care with a desire and
commitment to enhance their skills.

Have applied for the course they intend to
pursue (where they have an acceptance
this should be attached to the application)
Legibly complete the application form and
attach all supporting documents
requested
Issues to note in regard to the
application process

The offer is conditional on applicants
securing admission to the Training
institution and will only be awarded when
this confirmation is received. Should the
candidate not be accepted, the
scholarship will be awarded to another
candidate.

Successful applicants should be ready to
commence the training in the current
year.

How to apply and the application Process
Applicants must complete the application form available online on both the APCA and Global Partners in Care websites.

Applicants must complete all the sections of the form and provide the supporting documents required. Please note that all applications must be completed in English and should be legible and be submitted before the closing date. Any incomplete or illegible or late application will risk not being reviewed.

Applicants must complete the application
form available online on both the APCA and
Global Partners in Care websites at
www.africanpalliativecare.org or at
www.globalpartnersincare.org

Filled application forms and enquiries
should be emailed to
nurses.scholarships@
africanpalliativecare.org

by 15th May 2015 and receipt will be
acknowledged.

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