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Undergraduate Remote Placement Scholarships

Our undergraduate scholarships empower nursing, midwifery and healthcare students to experience remote health first hand by providing up to $1000 to cover the cost of fares, travel and accommodation associated with clinical placement. They are offered in two rounds each year, to Australian citizens or permanent residents who are current CRANAplus student members enrolled as under­grad­u­ates in a health dis­ci­pline at an Aus­tralian University.

Round 1:
Opens 1 Feb and closes 31 May for place­ments between 1 Jan­ - 30 June.

Round 2:
Opens 1 June and closes 31 Oct for place­ments between 1 July - 31 Dec.

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Gayle Woodford Memorial Scholarship

Jointly sponsored by CRANAplus and Flinders/College of Medicine and Public Health, the Gayle Woodford Memorial Scholarship covers all course fees for a Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice through Flinders University. It is awarded to one successful applicant each year on the basis of the likelihood and level of contribution the recipient will make to remote and Indigenous health, with study to commence the following year. Eligible RNs, Indigenous health practitioners, allied health professionals and medical officers with an approved health-related degree or qualification from an approved tertiary institution are encouraged to apply. Applications are open from 1 Feb to 31 July each year.

Nurses Memorial Foundation of SA Grants

Thanks to the generosity of the Nurses Memorial Foundation of South Australia Inc., we are able to offer a limited number of grants to assist eligible CRANAplus members to attend our courses or annual conference. The funds make learning accessible by contributing to the registration fees of registered nurses or midwives working in remote or rural areas. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are open from Feb 1 and can be initiated below.

Annual CRANAplus Awards

CRANAplus has a long, proud tradition of recognising excellence within the remote health sector through our annual awards. We generally accept nominations in the first half of the year, which are subsequently judged by experts in the field, before winners are announced at our annual conference. Award categories adapt to the needs of the sector, though our flagship award, The Aurora Award, consistently recognises the Remote and Isolated Health Professional of the Year. If award nominations are presently open, they will appear below.

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CRANAplus invites organ­i­sa­tions or indi­vid­u­als to spon­sor CRANAplus awards and schol­ar­ships. Sponsorship rep­re­sents an invest­ment in the remote health work­force and offers unique brand­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties, includ­ing expo­sure at key events and inclu­sion in pub­li­ca­tions.

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