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NAHSSS Postgraduate Scholarships

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Value up to $30,000

Available to undertake graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters programs, including nurse practitioner courses.

The scheme is an Australian Government initiative supporting nurses and midwives to undertake postgraduate studies at an Australian university or registered training organisation.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives are encouraged to apply.

ACN receives an extremely high volume of applications; meeting the eligibility criteria will not guarantee applicants a scholarship offer.

Application form and opening dates

Applications are currently closed. This scholarship is expected to open later in 2016. Dates will not be announced until much closer to the time.

Eligibility criteria

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.
  • enrolled nurses, registered nurses or midwives with current registration.
  • delivering clinical services in Australia.
    For the purposes of this scholarship, delivering clinical services involves direct client contact providing treatment, intervention or assistance, assessment, client management and education across the health care system.
  • enrolled or intending to enrol in a postgraduate nursing course at an Australian university or registered training organisation.
    Courses must be provided by an Australian university or registered training organisation. The course selected must provide the student with greater skills and knowledge in a field of direct relevance to nursing or midwifery. PhD programs or masters by research are not eligible programs.

Value of scholarship

Scholarship recipients will receive $7,500 per semester for full time study or $3,750 for part time study up to a maximum scholarship value of $30,000. The level of funding provided is determined by the period of study required. These funds are intended to assist successful recipients in meeting the cost of their chosen postgraduate course. Funding is only available for courses studied in Australia. These scholarships are not bonded.

Selection criteria

These are competitive scholarships and will be awarded on the recommendation of a selection committee whose assessment will be based on how applicants address the following questions:

  1. How will your course benefit:
    a.    your nursing practice
    b.    your longer term goals
    c.    those for whom you care within your area of practice?
  2. Describe your commitment to your area of practice.

The Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme: Postgraduate is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and administered by the Australian College of Nursing.

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