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Nicola Pickard Memorial Bursary for continued professional development in Epilepsy Care

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 as the Senior Area Manager (UK and Ireland).

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

The course: Graduate Certificate in Care of people with Epilepsy - part-time distance learning

The graduate certificate run by Edinburgh Napier University is a distance based learning course designed to cater for students who wish to develop knowledge and skills in the care of people with epilepsy. The programme acknowledges the diversity of learning needs required of professionals working in health, social care and third sector settings.

The three modules are delivered wholly online, and hence offer greater flexibility to study at a time and place which suits you. The principle aim of the programme is to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to promote best practice in the management and support of people with epilepsy and their family/ carers.

Details of the course can be found on The Edinburgh Napier website.  The cost of the Edinburgh Napier University course for 2014/15 is £1,015.00.

Free places are available to nurses employed in an NHS post in Scotland, funded by the Scottish Government – please see the applicant guidance notes for more details and how to apply.


Three £750 bursaries will be awarded in 2014.

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 are open from 1 June 2014
Closing date is 30 June 2014 at 12.00pm
Applicants will be notified if they have been successful or unsuccessful by Friday 25 July 2014.

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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