EIT Bachelor of Nursing student Vicki Simpson has won three prestigious scholarships.
She’s earmarked the funds for postgraduate study expenses.
Vicki received this year’s
- Diana Lewer Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Mental Health Nursing,
- the UFS Scholarship for Excellence in Pharmacotherapeutics and the
- EIT Otatara Trust Scholarship.
Vicki launched into tertiary study in her mid-thirties after extensive overseas travel and 12 years as an office worker for Hawke’s Bay Hospital.
Walking into EIT’s nursing studies for the first time, she says, “was like finding a second home.”
She started study with a Certificate in Health Science, and recommends the foundation course to anyone unsure of nursing as a career choice.
After gaining clinical experience and Master’s and PhD degrees, Vicki says her goal is to return to EIT to teach the nursing degree “with the same level of professionalism and commitment as her lecturers".
We look forward to watching Vicki's career develop.