Will you be joining us at the 2024 Remote Nursing & Midwifery Conference?
23-25 October 2024, Naarm/Melbourne. Click here to view our preliminary program or to register.


Undergraduate Remote Placement Scholarships

Our undergraduate scholarships empower nursing, midwifery and healthcare students to experience remote health firsthand 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 current CRANAplus student members enrolled as under­grad­u­ates in a health dis­ci­pline at an Aus­tralian University. Possible thanks to the support of HESTA, Aussiewide Transport , Zeitz Enterprises and HutSix. If you too are interested in supporting the emerging remote health workforce, click here to contact us.

Round 2, 2024: Applications now open until 31 December 2024 for placements being held between 1 July - 31 December 2024.

Read about the experiences of other students.


Undergraduate Student Volunteer Conference Scholarship

Applications open until September 6 2024.

Successful applicants to this scholarship will receive a 40% discount on their undergraduate student registration for CRANAplus' 2024 Remote Nursing & Midwifery Conference. They will also be involved as volunteers in conference activities involving collaboration and networking with CRANAplus Fellows, Nursing and Midwifery Roundtable members, and staff. Successful applicants will be responsible for all travel, accommodation and expenses related to attending.

"I was so fortunate as a nursing student to receive financial assistance to attend a CRANAplus conference in Darwin. At the conference I was inspired by the stories and presentations from RANs and those in the remote health sector. I remember seeing how passionate people were about their work, despite the challenges evident in their stories, and feeling that one day I too wanted to be a RAN. It was some 20 years ago but that opportunity showed me the paths I could follow if I wanted to pursue nursing in remote Australia." — Katie Pennington, 2023 Aurora Award Winner


Gayle Woodford Memorial Scholarship

2024 applications closed.

Jointly sponsored by CRANAplus and Flinders University College of Medicine and Public Health, this scholarship covers all course fees for the Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice offered through Flinders University. It is awarded once annually, for study to commence the following year. Applicants must typically hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution in a health related field. Scholarships will be awarded based on the likelihood and level of contribution the recipient will make to remote and Indigenous health



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 CRANAplus members (registered as a nurse and/or midwife and working in a remote/rural area) to attend our courses. The funds make learning accessible by contributing to the fees and costs associated with course attendance. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses are strongly encouraged to apply.

Round 2, 2024: Applications now open until 31 December 2024 for courses being held between 1 July - 31 December 2024.


Country Women’s Association Rural & Remote Nursing/Midwifery PD Grant

2024 applications closed.

The CWA PD Grant, in collaboration with CWA NSW, supports the development of rural and remote health professionals and students, particularly nurses and midwives. Applications are open to Registered Nurses, Registered Midwives and Enrolled Nurses who currently live in a rural or remote setting classified MMM 4-7, who work in a clinical role and are enrolled in a program of study, course, intensive or placement to gain new skills and knowledge relevant to their practice and setting. The PD activity must be undertaken within 12 months of application closing date.


Spon­sor a Scholarship

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