Bernie Carpenter Perpetual Bursary 2022

The Bernie Carpenter Award was established in memory of one of the founding members of our Association. Bernie sadly died in March 2021.
The award recognises Bernie’s lifelong commitment to nursing and in particularly Nurse Education.

We would like to acknowledge her selfless contribution to this organisation. It’s hard to forget someone who gave us so much to remember. Bernie loved life, and indeed it loved her right back. A devoted daughter, sister and aunt. A fierce and loyal friend. An accomplished harpist she delighted us with her musical talent.

Her smile was our warmth, her friendship our blessing.
She is gone but her memory remains to guide us.
The song is ended but the melody lingers on.

Terms and Conditions

The Irish Association of Advanced Nurse & Midwife Practitioners (IAANMP) is inviting applications from its membership to avail of an Educational Bursary. This initiative is to support members to attend a conference/ seminar or conduct a research project of their choice within a calendar year of receipt. The Bernie Carpenter Perpetual Bursary will be awarded to one IAANMP member up to a total value of €1000. The aim of this bursary is to promote members experience of relevant conferences and to evaluate the benefit. This is a tremendous opportunity for members to avail of the expertise and advanced research from fellow International and National Health Professionals working within their arena.

Eligibility for application and Requirements

  • Applicants must be IAANMP members for past 2 years

  • You must hold a current registration with NMBI

  • You will be required once your chosen course / courses have finished, to provide full receipts for courses paid

  • Bursaries shall not be awarded retrospectively

  • Members may only receive one bursary in a consecutive 3 year period

  • The decision of the IAANMP Committee is final. No correspondence shall be entered into

  • Applicants are asked to include in support of their application a description of their project, which should include information on the following aspects of their work:

      • Applicants are required to provide a short summary of their professional experience

      • Description of the project for which the Bursary is being sought

      • Applicants must submit a short account on the reason why they consider that their conference of choice or project will enhance their professional development

    This description should not exceed 500 words

  • All applications must be complete at time of submission otherwise they will be disqualified

  • Completed applications must be received by email to before the closing date (TBD). Any applications received after the closing date shall not be considered

Applicants will be required to provide a summary identifying 3-4 key topics/themes from the conference/ project for the IAANMP newsletter and if requested, to present at the IAANMP Annual Conference.

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Mr. David Delaney

David is the newly elected Secretary. He currently works in the Emergency Department of University Hospital Limerick. David graduated from the University of Tasmania in Australia and started his career in cardiac care. From there he worked in the Intensive care units of the Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania, the Royal Prince Alfred, Sydney, St. James Hospital, Dublin and University Hospital Limerick. He is currently a Clinical Skills Facilitator in the Emergency Department of University Hospital Limerick. He has previously studied a postgraduate diploma in Intensive Care Nursing with NUI Galway and is currently in his dissertation year of this Masters in Advanced Nursing Care also with NUI Galway. David will be a registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner once his MSc is complete. David also holds a position on the student subgroup of the International Council of Nurses NP/APN network.