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African Palliative Care Association (APCA) Nurse and Social Workers Scholarship

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The African Palliative Care Association (APCA) in partnership with Global Partners in Care (GPIC) in the USA provide a limited number of scholarships each year for palliative care training opportunities. This scholarship is for Nursing students and social workers.

African Palliative Care Association (APCA) Scholarship

The Palliative Care Education Scholarship Fund for Nurses and Social Workers aims to provide an opportunity for nurses and social workers involved in palliative care provision or those determined to lead the development of such services in their settings to undergo specialist training.

Training opportunities through this Fund are expected to enhance skills, knowledge, attitudes, values, methods, and sensitivities needed to work effectively in palliative care with patients, families, health care providers, and the community.

Scholarship value/duration:

  • USD 2,500 each for nurses
  • USD 1,500 each for social workers. This amount will however vary depending to the option of study, either formal course or experiential learning at a hospice.

Host Institution(s):

Any recognized institution of higher learning offering palliative care training in Africa. Examples include: Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa/Hospice Africa Uganda, Mildmay Uganda, Nairobi Hospice/Oxford Brooks University in UK, University of Malawi and University of Cape Town in South Africa.

For Social Workers, study can also be in form of a fellowship/experiential learning from an institution such as a hospice or palliative care programme with well-established social work services. Such a fellowship will be undertaken from a recognized hospice and palliative care institution and APCA will verify eligible programs through the national palliative care association and/or Ministry of Health.

Level/Field of study:

  • Diploma, degree or master level studies in palliative care. For degree and master level studies, those in the final year of study will be given preference.
  • Social workers can also undertake clinical fellowship/experiential learning.

Number Scholarships available:

  • Five (5) scholarships for nurses
  • Four (4) scholarships for social workers

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • A qualified nurse or social worker with a degree or diploma residing and working in Africa
  • Has obtained a place on a desired palliative care course in an institution in Africa recognized by APCA or a hospice recognized by the national palliative care association or Ministry of health for social workers who apply to undertake experiential learning.
  • Currently licensed in nursing or social work, where applicable
  • Able to legibly complete the application
  • Able to obtain full support from place of work to undertake the course
  • Able to serve the institution of work for at least a year after completion of the training
  • Willing to provide support towards future fundraising for the scholarship fund. This may be in form of thank you letter, sharing experience through articles, video testimonial, or skype interview with GPIC and APCA.

Application instructions: How to Apply

Eligible applicants can access scholarship application forms through our website on www.africanpalliativecare.org

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Closing Date for Applying

The scholarship application deadline is 19th April 2019.

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