CRANAplus courses scheduled between January and June in 2024 are now visible on the website.
Members have exclusive access to bookings until October 10. Browse courses by state/course type.

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 1, 2023: Applications open from 9 January to 30 June 2023 for courses being held during first six months of 2023.

Round 2, 2023: Applications open from 1 July to 31 December 2023 for courses being held during same period.


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. Read about the experiences of other students.

Round 1, 2023: Applications open from 9 January to 30 June 2023 for placements being held during first six months of 2023.

Round 2, 2023: Applications open from 1 July to 31 December 2023 for placements being held during same period.


NT Student Clinical Placement Grants

The Northern Territory Primary Health Network incorporating the Rural Workforce Agency NT is offering a limited number of grants of up to $1500, to support health students to complete clinical placements in remote Northern Territory. Allied health, nursing and midwifery, and medical students living in the Northern Territory or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health students across Australia are eligible to apply.

Applications close 28 June 2023 for placements beginning after 1 July 2023.


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

Applications closed for 2023.

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.

Gayle Woodford Memorial Scholarship

Applications closed for 2023.

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 11 Jan to 30 June.

Remote Area Nursing Pathway Program Grant

Not currently taking applications

Are you an RN transitioning to remote practice or a rural RN with a plan to do so? Rural and new-to-remote RNs are encouraged to apply for the nine-month CRANAplus Remote Area Nursing Pathway Program which commences in June 2022 and is presently available to recipients of the Remote Area Nursing Pathway Program Grant.

The program builds clinical skills, resilience, and cultural safety; provides a pathway to a sustainable remote nursing career; increases employment opportunities; and paves the way for lifelong learning and professional development. For more information on what the program includes, click here.

Thanks to the support of the Nurses Memorial Foundation of South Australia, CRANAplus will waive course fees for successful grant recipients. A $500 bursary will be provided for each face-to-face course to assist with travel and accommodation costs. To be eligible for this grant, you must be an RN and a CRANAplus member currently employed in a rural or remote setting. Applications closed May 31 2022.

Annual CRANAplus Awards

Nominations closed for 2023.

CRANAplus has a longstanding tradition of recognising excellence within the remote health sector through our annual awards. We 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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Spon­sor an award or scholarship

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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