Education Grants for Nurses

We believe urology nurses should have opportunities to enhance their skills and practice and to increase their specialist knowledge, ensuring they are best placed to improve patient treatment and care.  We also believe career advancement goals should be supported, and further education may open up specialist urology nursing positions in oncology or stones, or roles such as advanced nurse practitioner and urology nurse clinician.


Thanks to a generous charitable donation we have a number of Urology Nurse Bursaries worth £2,000 each to use towards gaining additional qualifications. 

We are also grateful to the Charles Reynolds Foundation, who are generously supporting 2 Nurse Bursaries this year, enabling us to support even  more urology nurses in their training and development. 

There are a number of courses available, and the British Association of Urological Nurses (BAUN) have a list here: 

As an example, Edge Hill University run a number of courses at Foundation, PGCert and Master’s levels:

NB: In addition to the above, we would also be happy to consider other urology nursing courses on offer throughout the UK and Ireland.

Eligibility Criteria

The Urology Foundation Nurse Bursary is open to:

  • Adult nurses and qualified physician associates caring for urology patients with an active registration with a UK body such as Nursing and Midwifery Council or General Medical Council.
  • A minimum of 12 months post registration clinical experience, including a minimum of 6 months caring for urology patients within the last 5 years

How to apply

To apply, please download and complete this application form.  You should supply the following information:

  1. Your name, your current title & role, your professional registration number and your professional body.
  2. The name and location of the course and the date you wish to attend.
  3. A weblink to the course programme / curriculum
  4. The reason for attending and the benefit that would be derived from attendance, i.e.
    • why you think this course would help your development (highlighting aspects from the programme)
    • how attending this course will help the department
    • how attending this course will help urology patients.

As well as the above, you also must include:

  1. A letter of support from your head of department or supervisor on hospital or practice letterhead, confirming your employer is happy to grant you study leave.
  2. Evidence that you have applied to the course and/or been accepted on to the course.
  3. A current curriculum vitae (pertinent details only - maximum of 2 pages).

All the above information should be merged into a single pdf file and sent to Louise de Winter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Criteria for funding

Applications will be reviewed by TUF’s Scientific & Education committee for consideration and a decision should be received within four weeks.  Funding will only be confirmed once TUF has received evidence of acceptance on to a course place. Applications must be made for Courses which are due to start within 12 months from receipt of the award and which are expected to be completed within a maximum 36 month timeframe.

Payment and reporting

Payment of the grant will be made following proof of acceptance and enrolment on to the course and a copy of the invoice for fees from the course. In addition, grantees must supply:

  1. Evidence that they have participated in the course modules (eg copies of course work, course marks/grade.)
  2. A certificate of completion.
  3. Copies of all relevant receipts in relation to the course.

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