In 2009, the Orthopaedic Nursing Education Scholarship was established in honor of Georgette “Gigi” Viellion, RN, ONC, a former Nurse Manager of the Orthopaedic and Rheumatology units at HSS. Gigi dedicated her life to the education and advancement of Orthopaedic Nursing. The Alumni Association created a scholarship for HSS nurses who, like Gigi, are dedicated to orthopaedic nursing and demonstrate a commitment to continuing education. The Alumni Association, in collaboration with the Nursing Department, will award this scholarship annually to a nurse for their skills, talent, and future potential.
This scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will support the travel and accommodation expenses and registration fees for one RN to attend the Annual American Academy of Orthopaedic (AAOS) Annual Meeting each year. The award will be presented every year at the HSS Alumni Association Annual Meeting.
Candidates must be an RN on staff at HSS at time of application, with a minimum of one year employment as a part-time or full-time nurse at HSS.
Expectation of Recipients
Presentation of the Award:
Duties of the Award Recipient Upon Return from the AAOS Annual Meeting:
Candidates must submit a hard copy application (pdf) or complete the online application form no later than August 21, 2015. Online Applications are also posted on the Nursing Department intranet page and hard copies are available in the Nursing Administration Office on the 8th Floor of the Main Hospital. Upon review of applications, candidates will participate in an informal five minute panel discussion with the Selection Committee.
Selection Process: The Award Committee
Applications will be blindly reviewed and scored on a quantitative scale with each question allocated a maximum number of points. Applicants will participate in an informal five minute panel interview to discuss application responses. Staff from HSS Nursing, Alumni Association, and Education & Academic Affairs will be represented on the Selection Committee. The applicant will be selected based on their scored application in conjunction with their panel interview.
Application Deadline: August 21, 2015
If you have any questions, please contact:
Colleen O’Shea, MPA
Manager, Alumni Affairs