Grant opportunity for Primary Care Nursing Scholarships

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

This year the Department of Health and Ageing announced the Strengthening Medicare Initiative – Supporting the medical and health workforce and   allocated $49.363 million to invest in and establish a program for registered nurses and midwives in post-graduate study to improve their skills.

The program will address workforce shortages in the medium to long-term by focusing on:

  • improving the skills of nursing, midwifery and Aboriginal and Torres Strait health workers
  • building the health workforce in primary care, aged care, and regional and rural areas.

The Primary Care Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship Program will run over four years from 2023-24 to 2026-27 and will fund 1,850 postgraduate scholarships to train more nurse practitioners and endorsed midwives.

Funding is available for organisations to administer and provide scholarships for nurses working in primary care, midwifery and aged care settings.

Applications close 2pm, 23 January 2024.

Learn more about application criteria, and how to apply for a grant.