Bonnie Boezeman AO Leadership in Nursing Scholarship

Awarded for 2024, Open again in 2025


Master in Healthcare Leadership

Course type

Masters (3 years, part-time)



Open to

Women who are registered nurses (5+ years experience)


Online, Southern Cross University

Partnered with

Bonnie Boezeman AO and Southern Cross University 

In partnership with one of the CEW Founding Members, Bonnie Boezeman AO, we are offering a scholarship for an Australian woman registered nurse to study a Master of Healthcare Leadership at Southern Cross University.

The engaging, flexible and interactive online Master of Healthcare Leadership course will equip you with the skills to meet the challenges and harness the opportunities of leadership in complex healthcare settings. You will learn management and leadership, clinically applicable and rigorous research skills alongside other healthcare professionals, and be taught by highly qualified industry experts. For more information about the course, visit Southern Cross University.

The course consists of three years of accelerated part-time study, commencing in 2024. However, the duration may vary depending on unit availability, previous study or work experience.

Who should apply?

To be eligible to apply, you must meet the minimum selection criteria:
Have successfully completed a minimum 3-year Bachelor qualification, or equivalent, in nursing.
Have a minimum of 5 years’ nursing experience.
Intend to complete the course to further your career and move into a leadership role within the health sector.
Commit to enrol and commence the course in 2024.
Australian citizen or resident.
Inclusions and Obligations
The scholarship covers the course fees.
The recipient will be required to write a report about her scholarship experience and may also be asked to speak at CEW events.
On completion of the course, the recipient will become a member of the CEW alumni community, CEW Connect Women.
“This scholarship allowed me to support my growth and development within my profession whilst in turn providing the opportunity to create a more dynamic and varied network.”
Kylie Hasse
Senior Health Office, Australian Defence Force, 2023 Scholar
“This experience has been very rewarding for me and the idea of one woman helping another is very satisfying. It is a privilege to be a part of CEW where the focus is about supporting women to reach the top.”
Amanda Christie
Deputy Director of Nursing, Legacy Nursing Home, 2022 Scholar

Supported by one of CEW's Founding Members – Bonnie Boezeman AO

“To make a difference, all it takes is one idea and one person who is willing to do something about it,” says Bonnie Boezeman AO, the benefactor of CEW’s Leadership in Nursing Scholarship.

Bonnie built her career over 35 years with publishing giant Time Warner and Time Life Australia, becoming a company director and serving on many boards, including as Chair of PayPal Australia for six years.

Highly proactive in the philanthropic and sporting spaces, Bonnie has been awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia, the Centenary Medal, and in 2009 was Knighted by Pope Benedict XVI, for contributions to the Catholic Church and World Youth Day.

Looking to improve working conditions for healthcare workers, Bonnie created the Nursing in Leadership scholarship to empower women to be the leaders they wished to see in their industry and help them into roles at decision-making tables to drive progress for all workers.

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