Time is running out for applications for global veterinary education specialist Improve International‘s Louise O’Dwyer Scholarship for veterinary nurses.
For the third year in a row, the Louise O’Dwyer Scholarship is open to veterinary nurses, and will be awarding a place on Improve International’s Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) training programme. At the end of the ECC training programme, the successful candidate will be awarded with a ISVPS Nurse Certificate (NCert) in Emergency and Critical Care. This qualification will be awarded by the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Study (ISVPS) which is dedicated to providing the entire veterinary team with high quality, achievable qualifications that are recognised worldwide.
ECC was an area in which Louise O’Dwyer worked passionately in. She was a highly respected and awarded veterinary nurse, who lectured not only on Improve International’s Nurse Certificate ECC programme in the past, but also many other nursing courses and at congresses around the world. She died in 2019.
To keep her legacy alive, the Louise O’Dwyer Scholarship was set up with permission from her family. The successful candidate will have the option to study either face to face, gaining valuable hands-on experience under the guidance of the programme’s specialist speakers, or online with our world-leading interactive platform which enables learning to fit around busy practice life.
The scholarship will also cover ISVPS exam fees, open access to the RCVS Knowledge Library to assist with learning and a free practical ECC veterinary nursing textbook.
Dr Charlotte French, head of curriculum and quality at Improve International, said: “Louise O’Dwyer was a friend of Improve International and we were honoured to have her share her expertise and talents with so many veterinary nurses eager to learn more about ECC.
“The Louise O’Dwyer scholarship in her name is our way of thanking her for all that she contributed to the veterinary community and to keep her memory alive by giving someone the wonderful opportunity to gain an achievable postgraduate qualification in an area she was passionate about.”
The scholarship is open from 19 May to 4 July 2022.
To enter or to find out more and to apply for the scholarship, visit the Louise O’Dwyer Scholarship page on the Improve International website.