Scholarships and Education Funding Resources
The SickKids Foundation and SickKids Nursing support life-long learning for SickKids nursing staff.
Assisting the advancement of nursing is an investment that will expand the scope and depth of nursing practice and support the hospital strategic plan to advance as a paediatric academic health science centre.
Staff Continuing Professional Development Fund (SCPDF)
The SickKids Foundation has established a Staff Continuing Professional Development Fund as part of the hospital’s commitment to support the continuing achievement of life-long learning by our staff. This program is designed specifically for SickKids staff only. For more information about the education fund, eligibility and benefits please visit the Learning Institute.
Clinical Site Visit Fund (CSVF)
Not all learning opportunities are linked to a class, conference or workshop. The Clinical Site Visit Fund (CSVF) provides support to leaders and interprofessional team members in clinical areas at SickKids who wish to visit another health-care organization for a benchmarking opportunity that is aligned with The Hospital for Sick Children's mission, values and strategic directions.
The goal of the Clinical Site Visit Fund (CSVF) is to enhance clinical care operations at SickKids by supporting staff who wish to visit leading hospitals and health systems to observe and learn first-hand how others are designing their systems and processes and delivering care.
For more information about the CSVF, eligibility and benefits please visit the Learning Institute.
The Alumnae Association of the School of Nursing Endowment Fund
The Alumnae Association for the School of Nursing has established the Endowment Fund to enhance nursing at SickKids through professional development, improvement projects and initiatives, or innovation. An example for potential award might be an application to visit another institution to learn a new technique, update skills or establish collaboration with the award supporting the cost of travel and accommodation.
Applications for 2016/2017 are now closed. Applications for 2017/2018 will open in spring/early summer 2017.
For more application details, follow this link.
Nursing Scholarship Award
The Nursing Scholarship Fund provides financial support to qualified nurses who are pursuing academic education. New roles for nurses at The Hospital for Sick Children are continually developing. Ongoing education at any level is essential to prepare nurses for future roles. See more information about the Nursing Scholarship Award.