Education Grants

We believe urology nurses and allied health professionals 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.

Nurses

Education Bursaries

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

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

What courses are available?

There are a number of courses available, and the British Association of Urological Nurses (BAUN) have a list here: https://www.baun.co.uk/education/urology-courses 

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 or AHP courses on offer throughout the UK and Ireland. Get in touch if you have training needs – we’d love to support you.

Eligibility Criteria

The Urology Foundation Education 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 six months caring for urology patients within the last five 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 and 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 will 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 two pages)

All the above information should be merged into a single pdf file and sent to grants@theurologyfoundation.org.

Criteria for funding

Applications will be reviewed by The Urology Foundation’s Scientific and Education committee for consideration and a decision should be received within four weeks.  Funding will only be confirmed once The Urology Foundation 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 (e.g. copies of course work, course marks/grade)
  2. A certificate of completion
  3. Copies of all relevant receipts in relation to the course