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Pathway Incentives - Australia-wide
Discover the remote nursing and midwifery career pathways and incentives that are offered nationally to support your work in remote health.
CRANAplus Undergraduate Remote Clinical Placement Scholarship
This scholarship scheme supports undergraduate students from all health disciplines to undertake remote or rural clinical placements. Two rounds of scholarships are offered each year (Jan-June and July-Dec). Find out more.
RFDS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Scholarships
These scholarships are available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students completing tertiary degrees in health or medicine, who are undertaking a clinical placement in remote or rural Australia. Nursing or Midwifery scholarships under this scheme are administered by CATSINaM. Find out more.
Indigenous Health Scholarships (Australian Rotary Health)
This scholarship assists Indigenous students with day-to-day expenses while undertaking a course in varied health professions. Find out more.
Continuing Professional Development (Post-graduate Study Support)
The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health to improve access to health services in rural and remote areas by helping health professionals to pursue ongoing study and development. Provision of scholarships and bursaries to increase the skills, capacity and/or scope of practice of health professionals (including doctors, nurses and the allied health professionals) committed to rural service. A rural return of service obligation of one year will be attached to some higher value scholarships to provide a greater return on investment. Administered by Rural Workforce Australia Consortium.
Gayle Woodford Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is jointly sponsored by CRANAplus and Flinders/College of Medicine and Public Health. The scholarship covers all course fees for the Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice, offered through Flinders University. One scholarship will be awarded annually, for study to commence the following year. Find out more.
CRANAplus — Nurses Memorial Foundation of S.A Grants
The Nurses Memorial Foundation of South Australia Inc. have generously endowed CRANAplus with monies to offer a limited number of small grants to assist with attendance at CRANAplus courses or conference to nurses and midwives who are CRANAplus Members and currently working in rural, remote and isolated areas of Australia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses are strongly encouraged to apply. Find out more.
Country Women’s Association Rural & Remote Nursing/Midwifery PD Grant
The CWA PD Grant supports the development of 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. Applications close June 30 2023. Find out more.
Early Career & Career Redirect (RN/MID-EN)
CRANAplus Remote Area Nursing Pathway Program
Applications closed for 2022. Rural and new-to-remote RNs are encouraged to apply for CRANAplus’ nine-month Remote Area Nursing Pathway Program, which is presently available to recipients of the Remote Area Nursing Pathway Program Grant. It builds clinical skills, resilience, and cultural safety, providing a pathway to a sustainable remote nursing career, increasing employment opportunities and paving the way for lifelong learning and professional development. Thanks to the support of the Nurses Memorial Foundation of South Australia, CRANAplus will waive course fees for successful grant recipients.
CRANAplus has not been informed of any other pathway incentives or programs that exist at a national level. You may wish to browse pathway incentives on a state-by-state level as well.
If you are an organisation running a program or initiative to support those practising or studying remote nursing and/or midwifery, let us know by emailing email@example.com.