The CRANAplus Path­way Incen­tives resource is a defin­i­tive guide to the schol­ar­ships, grants, pro­grams and oth­er career path­way sup­port avail­able to remote area nurs­es and mid­wives.

Launched in web­page for­mat after com­ple­tion in July 2021, the resource col­lates all avail­able oppor­tu­ni­ties from around the coun­try into one con­ve­nient, cen­tralised data­base.

Oppor­tu­ni­ties are sep­a­rat­ed into their respec­tive states and ter­ri­to­ries, and nation­wide incen­tives have their own sec­tion. With­in sub­pages, data is fur­ther bro­ken down into career stages.

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Why is this resource important?

This resource aims to increase aware­ness of oppor­tu­ni­ties and sup­port for nurs­es and mid­wives, so that these ini­tia­tives can suc­cess­ful­ly reach their audi­ence and achieve their goals.

Remote area nurs­es and mid­wives ser­vice vul­ner­a­ble Aus­tralian com­mu­ni­ties, yet work­force short­ages pose a chal­lenge to redress­ing health inequal­i­ty. By pro­vid­ing and pro­mot­ing a cen­tralised repos­i­to­ry of oppor­tu­ni­ties, we aim to facil­i­tate work­force growth and fur­ther estab­lish remote area nurs­ing as a specialty.

This resource also high­lights short­com­ings in incen­tivi­sa­tion that could be redressed through the estab­lish­ment of addi­tion­al programs.

Let your net­works know about CRANAplus Path­way Incen­tives Mapping

Click here to down­load the Path­way Incen­tives Aware­ness Pack. We encour­age you to share these social media tiles and fact­sheets to ensure that more stu­dents, nurs­es and mid­wives know about the oppor­tu­ni­ties avail­able to them.

Who is this resource for?

For nurs­es and mid­wives who are con­sid­er­ing or pur­su­ing a career path into remote area prac­tice. This resource is suit­able for health pro­fes­sion­als at every stage of their career, whether they are study­ing or have decades of experience.

How was the data compiled?

Through exten­sive research and stake­hold­er con­sul­ta­tion. CRANAplus reached out to organ­i­sa­tions around the coun­try, with­in and beyond its pro­fes­sion­al net­works, in order to present this infor­ma­tion exhaus­tive­ly. We extend our appre­ci­a­tion to all organ­i­sa­tions that have par­tic­i­pat­ed so far.

How your organ­i­sa­tion can get involved

As a CRANAplus stake­hold­er with an inter­est in qual­i­ty and sus­tain­able health care in remote areas of Aus­tralia, we invite you to: 

  1. Let us know if you offer any incentives which may support the remote area practice pathway for nurses and midwives by emailing us at

  2. Contact if you are developing an initiative and would like information on where support could be effectively targeted.

  3. Click to download our Pathway Incentives Awareness Pack to promote the Pathway Incentives resource to nurses, midwives and students in your networks.