If you are working in a Victorian public health service, you may be eligible for a scholarship to support you to do postgraduate study in areas of clinical practice that your employer nominates as important to their service.
You must make your applications for these “general” postgraduate scholarships directly to your employer.
To find out if you might be eligible and what the conditions of the scholarships are, read the 2014 Scholarship guidelines, these will be available in August/September. Each Health Service has a different process for scholarship allocation so please contact your Education officer or Director of Nursing to find out the next steps for you then contact your Education officer or Director of Nursing to find out the next steps for you.
Eligible public health services/rural consortia will received their scholarship quota from NMP in October 2013, their application processes will commence after this time.
Health services are responsible for the selecting the successful candidate for the scholarships and in what areas of practice this is based on local or sector wide workforce shortages, projected demand in areas of clinical practice, or to align with workforce requirements for capital projects currently occurring or planned.
If you are working in a rural health service, the scholarships are managed through a regional scholarship process, you will need to contact your local Director of Nursing or education team regarding applications.
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Scholarships
A Victorian Nurse Practitioner Project (VNPP) Scholarship. For information, go to the Nurse Practitioner scholarship page.
Postgraduate Mental Health Nurse Scholarships
The Mental Health, Drugs and Regions (MHDR) Division offers scholarships for registered nurses working in the Victorian public health sector to support postgraduate study in mental health nursing. For information go to: http://health.vic.gov.au/mentalhealth/careers.htm
Postgraduate Maternal and Child Health Nursing
Scholarships for Maternal and Child Health nursing are managed by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. For information go to: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/default.htm
For information relating to postgraduate study contact your local university.
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May 8, 2013
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