The Adelaide School of Nursing was founded in 1859 by Miss Bramwell who served with Florence Nightingale in the Crimea. In the same year, Florence Nightingale published her famous Notes on Nursing: What it is and what it is not which was a revolutionary text in the development of professional nurses.
Today, entrants to The Adelaide School of Nursing receive their clinical education for their degree in nursing in Tallaght Hospital in conjunction with Trinity College, Dublin, together with entrants to the Meath School of Nursing.
The Adelaide School of Nursing continues to be at the forefront of nursing development in the twenty-first century as it has been since 1859.
The Adelaide Health Foundation, in conjunction with Trinity College, Dublin and the CAO, participates in the selection of student nurses and we offer financial support to students to ensure that finance is not a barrier to taking up a place in nurse education in our Hospital.
The Foundation offers bursaries to students whose financial means merits support. Bursaries of varying amounts up to a maximum of €3000 can be awarded.
These bursaries may be held by Adelaide School of Nursing students for three years but must be reapplied for annually. The awarding of a bursary is solely within the discretion of the Foundation and will be given to the most deserving applicants each year and all personal details will be kept strictly confidential.
02. Bursary Scheme for 1st & 2nd Year Student Nurses of Tallaght Hospital
The Adelaide Health Foundation, Student Nurse Bursary Scheme was expanded in 2016 to include student nurses attached to Tallaght Hospital who are undertaking the General Nursing Degree (TR091) and the Children's and General Nursing (Integrated) Degree (TR911). In 2017 only 1st and 2nd Year Nurse Students are eligible to apply.
Eligibility for a bursary
(A) Basis for Assessment
- The income of the applicant’s parents or guardians will be assessed in the case of applicants applying as:
- school leavers between the ages of 17 and 23 years on or before 1 January of the year of entry
- mature applicants dependant on parents.
- The mature applicant’s own income will be assessed in the case of applicants who are living independently.
(B) Income limits for eligibility
- The income limits which determine eligibility for a bursary will in general be similar to those in operation in the Government education grants scheme but each case is considered on its own merits.
- The assessment will be made usually for the income for the year previous to the year of entry.
Scholarships - Introduction
The Adelaide Health Foundation is committed to supporting nurses in Tallaght Hospital in respect of their professional development and in respect of the contribution to the development of nursing practice in the Hospital.
It has, therefore, developed through the Board of the Adelaide School of Nursing, an annual programme of valuable Nursing Scholarships.
The scholarship is open to nurses in Tallaght Hospital and nurse lecturers in the School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, Trinity College; Dublin.
The Hannah McDowall Nursing Scholarship
This Scholarship is awarded to the student nurse who achieves the highest mark at distinction level in the first year annual examinations conducted by Trinity College, Dublin. The Scholarship, valued €2000, is to promote excellence in nursing studies is open to all nursing students attached to Tallaght Hospital. It is named in honour of the late Staff Nurse Hannah McDowall (1976-2001).
The Eileen Mansfield Scholarship.
The Foundation funds one Scholarship or Scholarships to the value of €5,000 (or such other sum as the Board of the Adelaide Health Foundation shall determine) per annum. The scholarship is open to any qualified nurse on the staff of the Hospital and nurse lecturers in the School of Nursing & Midwifery in TCD.
Objectives of the Mansfield Scholarship
- To contribute to the development of nursing practice and patient care in the Hospital and/or associated community services.
- To assist in the undertaking of a course or programme at a third level institution and/or a defined research project in the Hospital.
- To assist in the promotion of post-graduate nursing education, development and research.
The Caroline Sharkey Scholarship
This Scholarship carries a value of €1,500 (or such other sums as the Board of the Adelaide Health Foundation shall determine) per annum The Scholarship is open to any qualified nurse on the staff of the Hospital and nurse lecturers in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD.
Objectives of the Caroline Sharkey Scholarship
- To develop nursing practice within the Hospital through nursing research
- To support projects by nurses whose research is related to specific areas of practice which would improve the quality of patient care and be of benefit to nurses in their practice.
The Dorothy and David Mitchell Scholarship.
This Scholarship carries a value of €1,500 (or such other sums as the Board of the Adelaide Health Foundation shall determine) per annum and is open to any registered nurse on the staff of the Hospital.
Objectives of the Scholarship.
- (a) To develop nursing practice within the Hospital through evidence based practice.
- (b) To support projects by nurses this would improve the quality of patient care and be of benefit to nurses in their practice.