The Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWAA) is committed to high-quality health services in Rural and Remote Australia.

The Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWAA) Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery Professional Development (PD) Grant 2017 is intended to assist rural and remote nurses and midwives to offset the costs of undertaking Continuing Professional Development. The grant is designed to enable nurses and midwives with strong links to rural and remote communities to: upskill; provide quality care; and meet the heath service needs of their communities.

Application for the grant is open to a Registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurse or Midwife who are commencing a program of study or course to gain new skills and broaden their knowledge. The grant will be awarded based on assessment against selection criteria detailed in section 5 of these guidelines. Half of the total amount will be paid at the commencement of study, which will be required to start within 12 months of being offered a grant, and the balance will be paid on successful completion of the course.

The CWAA has worked with the National Rural Health Alliance and CRANAplus to update this program and is pleased to announce that there will be four (4) scholarships up to $5,000 each for Rural & Remote Nursing & Midwifery programs and courses in 2017.

The Application round will close 13 October 2017 at 5pm AEDT, late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

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