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Gabrielle Award gives nursing students opportunity for development

Gabrielle Award

The RCN is delighted to launch the Gabrielle Award for pre-registration nursing students studying at Queen’s University, Ulster University or the Open University (NI). Sponsored by Mary and Isobel Durkan, the award is in memory of their sister Gabrielle who was a nurse.

This award will give nursing students the opportunity to fund exploration of an aspect of nursing or healthcare they are passionate about and would like to explore further. It can be used to fund travel, attendance at a conference, developing a shadowing experience or another option that supports their topic of choice.

The award is open to all fields of nursing. To apply for the Gabrielle Award please submit a proposal explaining your project, what you hope to gain from it and how you believe it will enhance your nursing knowledge and, importantly, patient care.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2022. Applications will be reviewed by a judging panel and the bursary (of up to £500) will be awarded in February 2022.

A presentation event will be held at the RCN where award winners will have the opportunity to share their experiences with the bursary sponsors and an invited audience of nurse academics, clinical staff and leaders.

For further information and an application form, please contact

Page last updated - 07/05/2022