John Howlett Bursary in Psychiatric Nursing
John Howlett suffered brain trauma in 1969 as a result of being knocked down by a motor vehicle while crossing at a pedestrian crossing in NSW. The accident has necessitated him receiving extended care for over three decades from interstate and Tasmanian Mental Health Services. To demonstrate his gratitude for the care he has received from medical staff, his estate has agreed to fund two annual bursaries at the University of Tasmania to support nursing students studying the Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Mental Health Specialisation).
The Mildred Hansen Prize in Midwifery
Mildred Isabel Hansen was a double certified nurse and midwife who trained in the Ballarat Base Hospital in Victoria in the early years of the Second World War. While she gave up her midwifery career to marry her husband, Keith, and have a family, she maintained a life-long interest in women's health issues and in the compassionate care for those afflicted with ill-health. Mildred died unexpectedly in 2008 in her 91st year and to encourage future students of midwifery to be successful in their course, her family has agreed to endow a prize at the University of Tasmania to recognise excellence in the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery.
The prize will be awarded to the student who has successfully completed the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery course with the highest overall results, including both curriculum based units and practicums. The annual value of the prize will be $500 or any greater amount determined by the selection committee, having regard to the income from the endowment.
Keith Hansen Prize in Child and Family Health Nursing
Keith Hansen was born at Bundaberg in Queensland in 1919. He joined the RAAF in 1940, shortly after the outbreak of World War 2. A transfer to the RAF for the remainder of the war saw him involved in combat operations in the Middle East and North Africa and managing air traffic at various locations along the North African coast. Keith's roles in North Africa were recognised when he became the air-force's only Australian representative at the 60th anniversary
commemorations of the battle of El Alamein.
On return to civilian life he began a career in air traffic control at Melbourne Airport before transferring to Launceston and finally Hobart Airport. Keith's final role was as Airport Director prior to retiring in 1980.
His wife, Mildred, was a nurse and midwife and her long dedication to the wellbeing of children and families has inspired Keith to endow this prize.
The prize of $500 will be awarded to the Tasmanian student who has successfully completed the Child and Family Health Nursing specialisation in the Graduate Diploma of Nursing course with the highest grade point average, in the four specialty child and family health nursing units.
The Nadene Hansen Prize in Oncology Nursing
Nadene Hansen was born on 3 February 1947 in Ballarat Victoria but brought up in Tasmania when the family moved here. Nadene was trained as a librarian in the State Library and developed an interest in the conservation of documents which encouraged her to undertake a course at the UK's Camberwell College of Arts in conservation.
Although she returned to Australia and worked as the Conservator at the State Library of Victoria, Nadene was drawn back to London in 1982 to set up her own conservation business. She later joined Harrods in 1989 as its archivist, a position she had to relinquish in 1998 due to declining health caused by the onset of multiple sclerosis.
In mid 2000 Nadene was diagnosed with inoperable bladder cancer and was transferred to St Christopher's Hospice in South East London, founded by Dame Cicely Saunders, which pioneered palliative medicine and linked expert pain and symptom control. Nadene's family was highly impressed by how Nadene and they were treated and humbled at the compassion exhibited by hospice staff. As a consequence, Nadene's father and sisters have endowed this prize for the best overall Tasmanian student completing a course in oncology nursing.
The prize will be awarded to a Tasmanian student who has successfully completed the Oncology Nursing specialisation in the Graduate Diploma of Nursing course with the highest grade point average, considering both curriculum based units and practicums.
The Prize will be awarded by a selection committee comprising:
• The Head of the School of Health Science or a nominee,
• A member of academic staff responsible for the coordination of the Graduate Diploma of Nursing course.
The annual value of the prize will be $500 or any greater amount determined by the selection committee, having regard to the income from the endowment.
The Australian College of Midwives
The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) is the peak professional body for midwifes in Australia and strives to maximise the quality of midwifery and maternity care for Australian women and their families. ACM has a pilosophy of midwifery that is founded on respect for women and considers women in pregnancy, during childbirth and early parenting to be undertaking healthy processes that are profound and precious events in each woman's life.
ACM supports Australian midwives/students midwives to maximise their potential to provide best practice through evidence based care; and provides financial assistance through scholarships (PDF 178KB).
Authorised by Head of Nursing and Midwifery
14 January, 2014