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RCNA Aged Care Nursing Scholarships Nurse Re-entry

Aged Care Nursing Scholarships: Nurse Re-entry is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. It is an initiative supporting former nurses who wish to undertake re-entry studies in order to return to nursing in the aged care sector.

Application opening date: July 2014
Application closing date: August 2014
Method of application: via the RCNA Australian Government Scholarships website

Value of a scholarship:

Applicants can receive up to a maximum of $6000 over a two year period to study a re-entry course. Funding will not be available for courses studied outside Australia. These scholarships are not bonded.


Eligibility requirements

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for a Nurse Re-entry scholarship applicants must be:

  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • a former registered or enrolled nurse whose registration has lapsed
  • considered eligible to re-register by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • intending to participate in re-entry studies that will lead to re-registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • intending to work in aged care at the completion of their studies

Please note applicants already receiving a scholarship funded by the Australian Government are ineligible.

More information:

For clarification of your eligibility or hard copy application form under this scheme please contact RCNA
Email: scholarships@rcna.org.au
Freecall 1800 116 696

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