Felicity Purcell Nursing Bursary

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Each year, USQ will offer the Felicity Purcell Nursing Bursary to an undergraduate student commencing or continuing study in a Bachelor of Nursing at the USQ Toowoomba or Fraser Coast campuses. Felicity Purcell was a nursing student at USQ, graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing in 1994. This bursary promotes the best traditions of nursing's ethos of care for others, as embodied by Felicity Purcell. Specifically, it provides financial assistance to a nursing student who, like Felicity, comes from a rural or remote background.


Applicants must: be Australian citizens or permanent residents; be from a rural area within Queensland; be commencing or continuing their studies in a Bachelor of Nursing in Semester 1; be studying on-campus or externally; and be enrolled in a minimum of 3 study units in each of Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Amount $2,500

The bursary provides a one-off payment of $2,500 to assist with costs associated in attending a rural and remote clinical placement and other study costs.

Closing date End October
Number per year 1
Frequency Annual
Student type Australian
Gender Co-Ed
For Australian students
For international students
Level of study Undergraduate / VET
Field of studys Nursing
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