Nell Espie Study Grant

Nell Espie trained at the Royal Hobart Hospital (General), King George V Hospital, Sydney (Midwifery) and Tasmanian Department of Health (Child Health). She also undertook Nursing Administration and Community Health Nursing courses at the College of Nursing. Nell joined the army in 1951. She served overseas in Japan, Korea, Malayan Emergency and Vietnam. She spent 30 years in the army, retiring in 1980 as Matron-in-Chief and Director of Army Nursing Services, Australia.

This grant is valued at $4000.

Open for applications 2018


Applications open on May 12th and close on August 31st.

Please note that all applications must be submitted online, but references and supporting documents may be sent by email or surface mail.

How to Apply

Submissions of:

  • Completed application form.
  • Curriculum vitae including Academic and Clinical Practice achievement.
  • Professional participation profile.
  • Referee reports (2) non-academic. It is your responsibility to ensure referee forms are forwarded to each referee who is asked to return the completed forms to the secretary by the closing date.
  • Statement addressing criteria.

Selection criteria (what the selection committee will look for)

  • Description of current studies.
  • Why you have chosen the particular study program.
  • How you are going to use your future qualification to advance nursing practice.
  • What are your long term career aspirations.

Florence Nightingale Study Grants Conditions

  • Applicants must be resident in Tasmania for two years prior to the application.
  • Presentation of a report on current study program and career aspirations at a professional assembly nominated by the Committee.
  • Study Grants will be paid in two instalments during the academic year. The 2nd payment will be made on proof of continuance of proposed study program.
  • Late applications will not be considered.
  • Applications without supporting references will not be considered.
  • The selection process may involve interviews.
  • The decision of the Selection Committee is final.
  • The selection committee reserves the right not to make a Grant in any one year.