Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Fellowship

The Nursing and Midwifery Office has a commitment to building strong nursing and midwifery leaders within WA Health. The focus of this fellowship is to support leadership activities through educational programs or professional development opportunities. The recipient must demonstrate how this leadership opportunity will impact and benefit the culture of the health service from patient, staff to organisation.

This fellowship, worth up to $20,000 (can be granted to several people in smaller amounts), provides an opportunity for nurse/s and midwifery leaders to undertake leadership educational programs or professional development opportunities to enhance their leadership portfolio.

You need to be able to demonstrate:

  • two 2 years post registration nursing or midwifery experience
  • supported by your health site to undertake a leadership educational program or professional development
  • demonstrate and link the benefit to the health service from patient, staff to organisation.

In 2011, the WA Department of Health created this scholarship (previously named the Margaret J O Watson Award when the scholarship was available through the Nurses and Midwives Board of WA), in recognition of her outstanding work as a clinician and ambassador to the professions of nursing and midwifery.

See past recipients of the Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Fellowship.