NACCHO scholarship alert:Aboriginal Medical Service Professional Development scholarships now open: closes 19 April 2013

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The Aboriginal Medical Service Professional Development scholarships opened on 4 March 2013 and will close 19 April 2013.

 The scholarships are an Australian Government initiative; distributed under the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS), to facilitate continuing professional development (CPD) and to encourage the pursuit of a health career in both rural and metropolitan areas.

 The professional development scholarship is aimed to support nurses and midwives working in an Aboriginal Medical Service.

The scholarships are available for either CPD or postgraduate study and successful applicants may receive up to $15,000 for activities undertaken in the period 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013.

 The Australian College of Nursing’s (ACN) Chief Executive Officer, Adjunct Professor Debra Thoms is committed to continuing to support the Department of Health and Ageing’s Scholarship Scheme for nurses and midwives and to promote educational opportunities to nurses across Australia.

 “It is encouraging to see the Government’s support of Australian nurse’s careers and ongoing development. These scholarships help to promote nursing as a career within Australia and particularly in Indigenous communities. Scholarships provide nurses with the security they need to further their careers,” Professor Thoms said.

 NAHSSS scholarships are open to Australian citizens whose registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is current as an enrolled nurse, a registered nurse or registered midwife. Applicants must be working in a clinical setting.

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Contact – NAHSSS Scholarships Team
Phone – 1 800 117 262