Funding for 2017 only. Value up to $10,000
The scheme is an Australian Government initiative to support nurses and midwives to return to practice and reenter the workforce.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives are encouraged to apply.
Application Form and Opening Dates
Applications are open and will remain so until 30 September 2017, or until all funding has been allocated.
Applications will be considered from applicants who are:
- Australian citizens or permanent residents.
- If you are a New Zealand citizen, please click here to determine your eligibility for this scholarship.
- an enrolled nurse, registered nurse or registered midwife whose registration has lapsed.
- have met the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) renewal of registration requirements and have received an Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) referral letter
- participating in an accredited return to practice course, that will lead to re-registration with the NMBA within the specified time period. The course must commence after 1 January 2017 and complete before 31 December 2017.
ACN receives an extremely high volume of applications; meeting the eligibility criteria will not guarantee applicants a scholarship offer.
Value of Scholarship
Maximum available funding is $10,000. Funding is only available for activities conducted in Australia. The course must begin and be completed in 2017.
There is a program of return to practice scholarships specifically for applicants living and working in rural and remote areas. The intent of these scholarships is to support these applicants to regain their nursing or midwifery registration while remaining in the rural environment. Applicants in areas ranked RA 4 & 5 will be given preference for these scholarships.
Return to practice courses must be provided by an Australian university or registered training organisation and accredited by the NMBA. In order to enroll in an accredited return to practice course you must be eligible to re-register with the NMBA. If you are unsure of your eligibility to re-register, please contact the NMBA on 1300 419 495.
These are competitive scholarships and will be awarded on the recommendation of a selection committee whose assessment will be based on how you address the following questions:
- Describe your intention to return to work once you have re-registered.
- How will your course benefit your longer term goals?
The Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and administered by the Australian College of Nursing.
Contact Australian College of Nursing
t 1800 117 262