Queen Silvia of Sweden present in the Queen Silvia Nursing Award ceremony

20.02.2015

Metropolia UAS’s student Laura Virtanen awarded with the Queen Silvia Nursing Award and Metropolia UAS received an honorary award

The Queen Silvia Nursing Award ceremony was held in honor of the awarded Metropolia’s nursing student Laura Virtanen at the Swedish Embassy in Helsinki on Friday, 20.2.2015.

During the event, Queen Silvia handed over an Honorary Award to Metropolia UAS which was received by Managing Director, President Riitta Konkola.

Laura Virtanen was awarded for her idea "Nurse’s HelpDesk". This is a network service for the nurses working in elderly care, allowing them to consult their colleagues. The service also promotes multi-professionalism. The jury based its choice as follows, "Laura developed a service that allows elderly care workers to gain easily help and support from other health care professionals. Laura is a good model for other nursing students and for those considering a profession in nursing, as she is a creative and motivated to develop elderly care as well as her own skills".

Laura Virtanen says about the award "I am pleasantly surprised by the scholarship. This is really a great opportunity for me and it strengthens my choice of the profession, as well as my future plans."

"This is a remarkable tribute to Metropolia. The development of elderly care related skills is important for Metropolia as we are Finland's largest health educator. We hope this award will inspire young people to apply for education in elderly care and attracts positive discussion on elderly care. "Riitta Konkola gathers her thoughts.

In the event Noora Sampio, another Metropolia’s nursing student received an honorary certificate. Her proposal was ranked sixth in the competition. Both Metropolia students innovation projects were guided by lecturer Päivi Rimpioja.

Queen Silvia Nursing Award

Queen Silvia Nursing Award is a scholarship for nursing students in Sweden and Finland.  Swedish Care International founded the scholarship in 2013 2013 as a gift to Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden on her 70th birthday. Its intention and purpose is to increase awareness of and focus on good care of elderly and dementia patients.

The award is 6 000 EUR as well as a six months internship with the Queen Silvia Nursing Award partners.

Read more about the award.

Further information

Riitta Konkola
Managing Director, President
riitta.konkola@metropolia.fi

 

 


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