Applications for the 2009 Nurse Practitioner Scholarships now open

The scholarships will provide up to $15,000 a year for two years to nurses to upgrade their skills to become nurse practitioners. Up to 20 full-time equivalent scholarships will be available.

The scholarships will have a particular emphasis on increasing the availability of nurse practitioners in rural and remote settings and in areas of need such as aged care, mental health, women’s and men’s health, and drug and alcohol health care.

Scholarship applications, and details about other Government schemes, are available from the college’s web site at

Further information for nurses is also available on 1300 733 314.

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