Key messages

  • Nurses and midwives working in a Victorian public health service may be eligible for a scholarship for postgraduate study.
  • The health service is responsible for determining the priority areas of practice based on workforce shortages and projected demand in areas of clinical practice.
  • Nurses and midwives can apply for a scholarship through their employer.
  • In 2019 Registered Nurses commencing a Masters of Nurse Practitioner can apply to their health services via this process.

If you are working in a Victorian public health service, you may be eligible for a scholarship to support you to undertake postgraduate study.

The department funds these scholarships directly to Victorian public health services.

Victorian public health services are responsible for determining the priority areas of practice, processing applications, selecting candidates and administering the scholarships. Priority areas are based on workforce shortages and projected demand in areas of clinical practice.

Eligible public health services and rural consortia will receive their scholarship quota by 26 October 2019.

Information regarding all scholarships, including eligibility and conditions, is available in the guidelines.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for a scholarship,contact your employer (Director of Nursing and Midwifery/Chief Nursing Officer or education unit) directly.

Other nursing scholarships

The following scholarships are also available:

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