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Nicola Pickard Memorial Bursary for continued professional development in Epilepsy Care

Applications are now open for 2016
revised closing date 23 August.

The bursary is in memory of Nicola Pickard who sadly died in 2008 following complications during childbirth. Throughout her professional life, Nicola was passionate about helping people with epilepsy. She worked as an epilepsy specialist nurse before working for GlaxoSmithKline. Latterly, she worked for Cyberonics (now LivaNova) as the Senior Area Manager (UK and Ireland).

Epilepsy Action and LivaNova are offering funding for nurses who wish to undertake professional development in epilepsy.

Graduate certificate in the care of people with epilepsy.

This epilepsy course will be suitable for all nurses within primary care, secondary care and the voluntary sector that work with people who have epilepsy.

This programme will only be delivered as a part time option by distance learning. You will complete three compulsory 20 credit modules:

  1. NMS09147 Diagnosis and management of epilepsy
  2. NMS09146 Management of psychosocial issues in long term conditions
  3. NMS09152 Work based learning

The programme is offered over 3 trimesters. Next course commences September 2016

A variety of online teaching strategies including guided reading, online lectures and online discussions will be employed within the modules. These activities are designed to enhance the learning experience by encouraging you to engage with the material in a meaningful way.

If you have a diploma in nursing you may be able to enrol on the BSc - option rich programme and complete the three 20 credit modules, thus obtaining a first degree.

Fees for 2016/17 for home and European Union students are £305.00 per 20 credit module, so £915.00 in total.

Further information can be obtained from the university website:

napier.ac.uk/epilepsy-care or contact Fiona MacKinnon, programme leader f.mackinnon@napier.ac.uk. Tel 0131 455 5673

To apply for a bursary

Two £750 bursaries are still to be awarded in 2016. You must have a confirmed place on the 2016/17 course before applying for the Nicola Pickard Bursary.

For eligibility of the Nicola Pickard Bursary plus full details of how to apply please read the applicant guidance notes. The application form is available as a Word document.

  • Applications close at 12.00pm on 23 August 2016
  • Applicants will be notified if they have been successful or unsuccessful by 5 September 2016

If you have any questions when completing this form, please contact Peri O’Connor on 0113 210 8779 or poconnor@epilepsy.org.uk

Event Date: 
Friday 30 May 2014 - 11:24

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