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 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. Award recipients will receive a one-time stipend of $1,500. 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
Candidates must submit a hard copy application or complete the online application form no later than August 16, 2013. Online Applications are 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.
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 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.
If you have any questions, please contact Colleen O’Shea, MPA, Manager, Alumni Affairs at 212.606.1823 or firstname.lastname@example.org.