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 to a nurse for their skills, talent, and future potential.
This scholarship will support the travel and accommodation expenses for one RN to attend the Annual American Academy of Orthopaedic (AAOS) Annual Meeting each year. Award recipients will receive a one-time stipend of $1,500 (monetary amount may vary from year to year, based on endowment). 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 1 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:
- The award recipient must attend the Alumni Association Annual Meeting where the award will be presented
- Give a presentation at Nursing Grand Rounds to discuss the scholarship award experience.
- Submit a written statement of approximately 150-200 words detailing what the award recipient hopes to accomplish from what was learned that will be published in the Alumni News magazine.
Application Process and Deadline
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If you have any questions, please contact Colleen O’Shea, MPA, Manager, Alumni Affairs at 212.606.1823 or firstname.lastname@example.org.