Under­grad­u­ate (RN/MID-EN)

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 (May and Novem­ber). 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)

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.

Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment Grants (Coun­try Wom­en’s Association)

These grants are to assist rur­al and remote nurs­es to off­set costs of under­tak­ing ongo­ing pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment. Appli­ca­tions open to reg­is­tered nurs­es, enrolled nurs­es and mid­wives com­menc­ing a pro­gram of study or course to gain skills and broad­en their knowl­edge. Find out more.


Ear­ly Career & Career Redi­rect (RN/MID-EN)

CRANAplus RAN Certification

CRANAplus offers RAN Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion through a process of self and peer assess­ment. RAN Cer­tifca­tion may be under­taken by a nurse to demon­strate evi­dence of meet­ing the min­i­mum essen­tial require­ments to be a safe provider of health­care in remote, iso­lat­ed and rur­al areas. RAN Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is based upon meet­ing the The Pro­fes­sion­al Stan­dards of Remote Prac­tice for nurs­es, the devel­oped in con­sul­ta­tion with an indus­try-wide expert advi­so­ry group.

Oth­er opportunities

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 professionalservices@​crana.​org.​au.