Need support to follow your passion?

We understand that financial support to undertake further study to pursue your nursing career and passion is not so easy to find. ACN offers a range of grants open to Fellows and Members who wish to undertake further study. The grants range in value from $1,000 to $30,000 and provide opportunities for members to undertake further study at diploma or masters level.

ACN also administers the Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme, an Australian Government Health Department scheme for indigenous students to study entry level health courses. We love following the journeys of Puggy Hunter scholars, and witnessing the wider impact upon the community that grows from their careers.

ACN also connects nurses with other scholarship opportunities available across the nation.

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme: Indigenous health scholarships

This scholarship provides financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are undertaking an undergraduate course in an eligible health related discipline.

Notification emails have been sent to all applicants for the PHMSS 2019 scholarship round. If you have not receive your notification, please check the junk box in your emails before contacting the scholarships team or call 1800 688 628.

Register your interest here if you would like to be sent information regarding possible future scholarship rounds.

Nursing scholarships

Do you go above and beyond to improve your patients’ lives? You could be eligible to receive a nursing scholarship!

Vative Healthcare is the provider of lean, innovation and improvement programs designed by clinicians for clinicians. Vative wish to encourage and support nurses to look outside their own current way of working and think about how things can be improved.

To recognise the contributions of nurse leaders and innovators Vative Healthcare is offering two nursing scholarships.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed. All applicants will be notified via email the outcome mid December 2018.

ACN grants and awards

ACN funds and administers a number of grants that are available to Fellows and Members of ACN. This funding has been provided to ACN by our generous benefactors, some of whom have nominated specific eligibility and selection criteria for their awards.

Applications for these awards are anticipated to open early 2019.


Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation Scholarships

The Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation is committed to the education of nurses working in the field of bone marrow and stem cell therapy. Up to six scholarships are available for registered nurses to complete the following ACN postgraduate certificate subjects:

  • Chemotherapy and other Systemic Treatments in Cancer Care
  • Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • Haematology Nursing

Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS)

This program is complete and applications will not be opening again.

ACN will continue to support all existing NAHSSS and Aged Care Nursing Scholarship recipients.

For more information, please contact or call 1800 117 262.