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Deborah Cooper while in Pittsburgh Deborah Cooper while in Pittsburgh

The Cavell Nurse's Trust is inviting student nurses and midwives from across the UK to apply for its annual student scholarships.

Students have the opportunity of winning up to £2000 to fund a travel placement to learn about nursing practice and education in other countries. Previous applicants have travelled to Australia, Tanzania and Peru.

Alongside the existing awards, a new award has opened, the Outstanding QARANC Reservist Student Award sponsored by Queen Alexander Royal Army Nursing Corp (QARANC). This new award is open to reserves with five years experience working as a nurse, midwife or healthcare assistant.

John Orchard, chief executive for Cavell Nurses' Trust, said: We are excited by the prospect of the new awards this year which will undoubtedly build upon the success that the Cavell Awards programme has been seen over the past few years.

Winner of last year's outstanding student nurses award Deborah Cooper has recently returned from her travel placement to Pittsburgh, USA.

While on placement Ms Cooper attended lectures at the University of Pittsburgh and shadowed nurses on a cardiology unit to explore the difference between UK and American practice.

'The trip opened my eyes to new ideas in nurse education and practice and the connections I have made will help me in my career to come. I want to say a huge thank you to teh Cavell Nurses' Trust for giving me the chace to go on this trip and explore this fantastic profession in another country,' said Ms Cooper.

The Cavell Nurses' Trust Awards close for entries on 29 January 2016. More information can be found on the charity's website.

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