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 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 course including perioperative nursing, mental health and .
Julie Jackson, who’s been a registered nurse for 32 years, is about to finish her postgraduate study - a Bachelor of Nursing with Professional 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,” 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,” 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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