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Scholarships and Cadetships

Scholarships & Cadetships

For more information on our cadetship and scholarship programs please contact the Manager, Graduate Programs and Traineeships -  Jackie Corliss on 02 63305825 Email: jackie.corliss@health.nsw.gov.au

Enrolled Nurse Cadetships 

Applications for EN Cadetships for 2023 are currently OPEN

This Cadetship Program provides support and assistance to people studying Diploma of Nursing course to become an Enrolled Nurse.  Benefits include:

  • A study allowance of $600 per fortnight while studying full time, for 40 weeks over your course
  • 12 weeks paid employment in one of our health services
  • Support from a mentor, cadet coordinator and additional clinical training & support.
  • The possibility of ongoing employment when you successfully complete your studies

All suitably qualified Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply for this position. This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26 – affirmative action will be applied to employment of eligible Aboriginal persons. For more information, visit Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014

Preparing your application

Applications open each year in January. 

Applicants must complete an online form which will contain:

  • Contact details
  • Why you want to be a nurse and how this cadetship will assist you with your studies and future employment in our District in 500 words or less
  • Your resume
  • Evidence of full-time enrolment in a Diploma of Nursing course
  • Proof of Aboriginality (if applicable)


Enrolled Nurse Scholarships

Applications for Enrolled Nurse Scholarships for 2023 are currently OPEN

Recipients receive a scholarship of approximately $5,000 after completion of their Diploma in Nursing studies and 12 months working in a NSW Health facility.


EN Transition to Practice Program

Applications for EN Transition to Practice for 2023 are currently OPEN

Dedicated positions to assist new graduate Enrolled Nurses to transition to professional clinical practice.  The transition from new graduate to competent nurse can take 12 months or more, our goal is to provide training and support throughout this crucial year.

The transitional year provides role models and a supportive environment in which newly graduated Enrolled Nurses:

  • Develop clinical competence with a consistent approach for improved health outcomes of those living and working in rural areas
  • Exhibit professional practice behaviours
  • Experience job satisfaction
  • Establish connections with our District and our communities

EN Transition to Practice program includes:

  • 2 weeks paid study leave to attend orientation
  • 5 days paid study leave to attend scheduled education sessions throughout the year
  • Support from a mentor/preceptor, EN transition to practice coordinator and additional clinical support.
  • Completion of portfolio of practice (competencies)
  • Individualised learning support plans
  • Opportunity to work in specialist clinical areas eg aged care, maternity
  • Regular debriefing sessions
Preparing your application

Applications open each year in January. 

Complete an application form which will contain:

  • Contact details
  • Why you want to be a nurse and how this program will assist you with your studies and future employment in our District in 500 words or less
  • Your resume
  • AHPRA Registration


Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse/Midwife Conversion Scholarships

Applications for EN conversion RN scholarships for 2023 are currently OPEN

WNSWLHD is committed to providing opportunities for EN’s wishing to further their nursing careers whilst remaining close to their families and local community.  This program aims to ensure EN’s are supported to achieve their registration as a Registered Nurse while maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

EN to RN Conversion scholarships include:

  • Paid study leave for 2 ½ days per subject, each semester for for residential schools, examinations and clinical placements. Maximum study leave is 10 days per year.  Permanent part time employees receive leave on a pro-rata basis.
  • $1000 accommodation and travel subsidy to attend clinical placement if over 100km from usual home address or workplace, paid upon successful completion of clinical placement.

Preparing your scholarship application

  • Applications open each year in January.
  • Your application must be approved prior to you starting study.
  • Submit the EN to RN scholarship application to your Director of Nursing (DON) or Health Service Manager (HSM) together with supporting documents including copies of your university offer, course outline, proposed enrolment / progression.
  • Once approved, forward with supporting documents to the Manager, Graduate Programs and Traineeships

 

Travel & Accommodation Subsidy ($1000)

 


Rural Undergraduate Scholarships (RUGS) – 1st, 2nd or 3rd year students

Applications for RUGs scholarships are always OPEN

Available to Registered Nursing & Midwifery undergraduates who live within WNSWLHD in any year of study – apply at any time and stage of your study, applications are always open.

RUGS scholarships include:

  • Establishing a partnership between you and one WNSWLHD facility close to your home, for the duration of the scholarship.
  • Employment as an Assistant in Nursing or Assistant in Midwifery for 12 weeks per year, either during university breaks, or as mutually agreed.
  • Support of an experienced Preceptor for the duration of the scholarship.
  • On completion of studies and registration with the NMBA, a GradStart position at your paired rural/remote hospital.
  • On completion of the GradStart year, permanent employment, full or part-time within a  rural or remote facility within WNSWLHD, subject to satisfactory performance.
  • Once in permanent employment at a rural/remote facility, you will receive $5000 at the end of each year served as a contribution to your HECS-Help Loan, for maximum of three years, to a total value of $15,000

Preparing your application

Complete the online application, providing:

  • Evidence of commencement or continuation a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery course
  • Evidence of rights to work in Australia and that you are currently living in, or your home is in a rural location within WNSWLHD
  • A commitment to practice as a Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife, in a rural or remote area of WNSWLHD, once studies have been completed;

Rural Undergraduate Scholarships – 1st year students only

Applications for Rural Undergraduate scholarships for 2023 are currently CLOSED. Scholarships open in October and close in January

Scholarships of up to $5,000 are available for people from rural NSW who are undertaking first year studies of a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery degree in 2023.


Undergraduate Clinical Placements Grants 

Grants of up to $1,000 for clinical placements in a NSW public health facility are available if you’re a NSW student studying a Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery to assist with the accommodation and travel expenses of your placement.

Applications open from 20 February to 5 May 2023, and from 24 July to 10 November 2023

For more info please click on the link below


Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship Program

Applications for Aboriginal Nursing/Midwifery Cadetships are currently OPEN. Close February 5, 2023

Available to Aboriginal people currently studying an undergraduate nursing or midwifery degree at university.

Cadetships open each year in January and include:

  • Study allowance of $600 per fortnight while studying for 40 weeks
  • $500 per semester support allowance
  • 12 weeks paid employment in a local public hospital or Justice Health facility
  • Support from an Aboriginal mentor, cadet coordinator and additional clinical support.
  • Possibility of ongoing employment when you successful complete your studies and the program
Preparing your application

Applications are with NSW Health and you will need to have ready:

  • Cover letter describing why it is important to have Aboriginal people working in health, why you want to be a nurse/midwife, and an Aboriginal heritage statement
  • Resume
  • Evidence of full-time enrolment in a Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery
  • Copy of results (if not first year student)
  • Confirmation of Aboriginality


Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Undergraduate Scholarships

Applications for Aboriginal Nursing/Midwifery Undergraduate Scholarships are currently OPEN. Close February 5, 2023

NSW Health Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Undergraduate Scholarships of up to $1000 per subject are available for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students undertaking a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery.

NSW Health Aboriginal Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse Scholarships of up to $15,000 per year is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who hold a Diploma of Nursing qualification and are undertaking a Bachelor of Nursing.