Scholarship helps nurture talented nurse Belinda


GENEROUS DONATION: The Salvation Army Commissioner James Condon presents Belinda Snow with her $5,000 Fellows Program scholarship.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of Salvation Army Aged Care Plus, Parkes nurse Belinda Snow will complete further training at TAFE Western Dubbo College - training she believes will help transform her into a great nurse.

After being presented with a $5,000 scholarship as part of the $50,000 Salvation Army Aged Care Plus Fellows Program, Ms Snow, a nurse with five years’ experience, vowed to expand her skills and give residents at Rosedurnate Aged Care Plus in Parkes the absolute best care in every aspect of nursing.

“Thanks to the Salvation Army I will be able to continue my studies and further my education because I want to be a great nurse and this Diploma of Nursing at TAFE Western is very important,” Mrs Snow said.

“This course is such an important part of my life and if it wasn’t for The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus giving me this scholarship and agreeing for me having time off work to do these studies, then it simply wouldn’t be possible.

“I travel more than 230 kilometres a week to attend TAFE and stay in a motel on Monday and Tuesday because it’s just too far to go back and forwards. This is very expensive, so this donation is going to help me out so much and I’d like to thank the Salvation Army from the bottom of my heart.”

Now in its fifth year, the Fellows Program encourages staff, officers and volunteers to pursue their professional development aspirations that will benefit them, The Salvation Army and their local communities.

“The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus believes in nurturing and investing in employees so they can realise their personal dreams and help us to provide loving homes with the best possible care for our residents,” said Salvation Army Aged Care Plus Chief Executive Officer Sharon Callister.

“This investment in our teams encourages our employees to learn something new and share that knowledge with other team members. Whether it be a new nursing skill, learning better management techniques or understanding new technology, all of these skills, once shared, can benefit the entire organisation.

“We wish Belinda all the best for her Diploma and look forward to seeing the benefits at Rosedurnate Aged Care Plus Centre in Parkes.”