Student Laura Virtanen received her Queen Silvia Nursing Award from H.M. Queen Silvia


The Queen Silvia Nursing Award ceremony was held last Friday 24.4.2015 in Stockholm. During the event, H.M. Queen Silvia handed over the Queen Silvia Nursing Award to Metropolia UAS’s student Laura Virtanen and to Emilia Engman, from The Red Cross University College in Stockholm.

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.

Metropolia’s Managing Director, President Riitta Konkola was also present at the award ceremony.

This event was preceded with a reception held in honor of the awarded Laura Virtanen at the Swedish Embassy in Helsinki 20.2.2015.
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

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