If you are a nurse or a nursing student in the United States you can participate! Submit your idea about how older people care or dementia care can be improved. You can submit as many ideas as you want, all in English.
Practicing nurses and student nurses in participating regions - Sweden, Finland, Poland, Germany, Lithuania, University of Washington or São Paulo State, Brazil.
Between 1 September and 1 November 2021.
Please submit any idea (either theoretical or that has or has not been implemented) that improves older people or dementia care.
You are welcome to apply as many times as you would like.
Please apply in the local language of the selected region.
Most project activities (jury meeting, other meetings) as well as communication with organizers in your region will take place in the local language. Skills in English are not mandatory, though it would be helpful since the Grand Ceremony and some other international activities will take place in English.
National Jury members are partners of the Queen Silvia Nursing Award program in the specific region. These organizations have a shared interest to elevate nursing talent in their respective regions. They will work together to assess all submitted ideas.
1. Problem-solving scope:
2. Scalability or time-to-implementation:
3. Candidate Assessment:
Finalists will be announced at the end of November 2021. Each finalist will be personally contacted by local organizers.
6 national finalists will be revealed publicly at the end of November 2021 – via social media and other means of communication.
5 of the finalists will be based from the best ideas/solutions selected by the jury.
The 6th finalist will be selected by a Facebook social media engagement campaign at the end of November.
At the beginning of December, the Jury Meeting takes place. It is a half-day online or live event in each participating region.
This is an opportunity for the jury to hear each nursing finalists’ idea being presented formally. Presentation of the idea is about 10 minutes in length. This is followed with a Q&A session by the jury.
The winning scholars of all participating regions will be publicly named on the 23 of December 2021, in honor of the tradition of announcing the winning scholars on Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden’s birthday.
As the selected scholar of the Queen Silvia Nursing Award, you will be entitled to a Euro 6000 scholarship as well as tailor-made learning and networking opportunities with the partners in your region. Additional international activities might also be organized. It is expected that you will receive your diploma from HM Queen Silvia of Sweden at a Ceremony in Stockholm (costs covered).
As a winning scholar, you must be able participate in major activities related to the project (e.g. award ceremonies, main scholar meetings) and be willing to represent the award in public (interviews, social media posts, etc).
Your name, your organization or university name, idea(s) and image may be used
In 2021, all selected scholars will be called to a meeting with the Queen Silvia Nursing Award organization in your country to begin mapping out the tailor-made learning opportunities for the year ahead.
Local and international ceremonies of the Queen Silvia Nursing Award will be arranged throughout spring 2022. Any costs for travel will be covered by the Queen Silvia Nursing Award organization and the partners in your country.
At the Queen Silvia Nursing Award Grand Ceremony in Stockholm, Spring 2022 (pandemic pending), the scholar will receive a certificate directly from HM Queen Silvia of Sweden.
You will receive your scholarship of Euro 6000 (or equivalent) shortly after the Grand Ceremony but no later than before the start of another project cycle (September 2022).
The tailor-made learning opportunities are an integral and mandatory part of the scholarship program.
These opportunities are tailor-made for your schedule and availability. Examples of activities might include:
The Queen Silvia Nursing Award organizer and partners in your country will work with you to flexibly arrange these activities so that you are able to receive a wide-range of perspectives within healthcare and parallel industries.
It means a lot to be recognized for my creativity and ideas… the Queen Silvia Nursing Award was the first time I started really recording ideas and playing around with the concept of making something work.
If your submission comes from your heart and you are passionate about improving care, then send it in. We as nurses learn so much, and experience even more, so we’re always thinking of ways to make things better for our patients and team members.
I think every nurse and nursing student should apply because even the tiniest little idea can be useful and help to make someone's life better. There is nothing to lose but so much to gain. Wonderful experiences, new contacts, self-confidence, a chance to impact on future nursing, great tips for nursing and so much more!