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Mildred Hansen Memorial Prize in Nursing

This prize was established in 2008 by the family of Mildred Isabel Hansen who trained as a registered nurse and midwife at the Ballarat Base Hospital in Victoria during the Second World War. While she gave up her midwifery career after marrying her husband Keith, she maintained a life-long interest in the nursing profession, in women's health issues and in the compassionate care for those in ill-health generally. After Mildred’s untimely death in April 2008 aged 91, her family endowed the prize at the University of Tasmania to encourage future students of midwifery to be successful in their course.



Awarded to a Tasmanian student who has successfully completed either the Graduate Certificate in Nursing or Graduate Diploma of Nursing with specialisation in either Special Care of the Newborn Nursing or Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, with the highest grade point average, considering both curriculum based units and practicums.