Boost for student nurses

A VALUABLE new scholarship has been announced that will support nursing students at La Trobe University Mildura.

The Ramsay Health Care Nursing Scholarship of $5000 will be awarded by La Trobe University each year to one of the university’s locally-based students.

The scholarship was announced at the La Trobe University Mildura Awards Ceremony yesterday by the university’s Pro Vice-Chancellor Richard Speed.

Mildura Base Hospital chief executive officer Dane Huxley said the scholarship reflected the value the hospital placed on supporting career opportunities for local students.

“We have developed partnerships with several institutes and organisations to support the careers of young health professionals, often from outside the region, and this is another initiative that focuses on our local community,” Mr Huxley said.

“We place a lot of direct effort in trying to encourage and recruit health professionals from elsewhere and we are now backing that up with better facilities locally as shown by the accommodation development now getting under way,” he said.

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