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Ramsay scholarships upskill hundreds of workers

November 19, 2020

Ramsay Health Care is continuing its proud tradition of supporting its workforce with almost 400 staff members being awarded scholarships to further their education in 2020.

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Under a partnership with University of Tasmania (UTAS), a range of post-graduate scholarships for eligible employees were offered. 

This year, the UTAS scholarship program helped 391 staff members enrol in a postgraduate course.

Karina Kiely who oversees Ramsay’s Learning and Workforce Programs said the partnership offerings equated to $610,000 in staff scholarships this year. 

The vast majority were enrolled in a nursing specialisation course including perioperative nursing, mental health and anaesthetics.

Julie Jackson, who’s been a registered nurse for 32 years, is about to finish her postgraduate study - a Bachelor of Nursing with Professional Honours in Clinical Education.

“I’ve absolutely loved it. I was hospital trained and I always wanted to say I had my Bachelor or Nursing but I never thought I was academic enough. But actually, I’ve done better than I thought,” Ms Jackson said.

“Postgraduate study is very expensive too but with this scholarship paying 75% of my fees, I really had no excuse not to do it.

“Juggling full time work with two study units and trying to have a life was tough, but I’ve only got two weeks left and I’ve made it. I’m really grateful to work for a company that supports its staff to take on further education,” Ms Jackson said.

Ramsay Health Care, in partnership with University of Tasmania, will offer the scholarship program again in 2021 - something Julie Jackson says everyone should consider applying for.

“Definitely take the plunge especially if you’ve been thinking about it for a while. If I can do it at age 48, anyone can do it,” she said.

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