Leanne nurses her career
LEANNE Chapman was 'over the moon' when she received news that she had been awarded two scholarships totalling $4000 to further her career in nursing.
Mrs Chapman said after applying for two scholarships, she was awarded $1500 from Clarence Valley Council and $2500 from the NSW Health Department.
"It was the first time I had applied for a scholarship and to think that I got two is just wonderful," she said.
"The scholarships will be very handy. It's amazing how much it costs to study at uni these days."
After 19 years as an enrolled nurse, the 40-year-old from Coutts crossing said she had used the money to enrol in a Bachelor of Nursing at The University of New England (UNE) at Armidale.
"I have gone as far as I can as an enrolled nurse and the next step is to become a registered nurse," she said.
One of three nurses from Grafton Base Hospital studying the UNE degree, Mrs Chapman said: "The beauty of this course is you can work while studying."
? Rodney Stevens.