• Tony Bosworth

Calling for new nurses – and you could get a scholarship to cover all the costs



Yes, it’s a hard job, and certainly at the moment, but for those seeking a rewarding career helping others, nursing may just tick all the right boxes. And right now is a good time to apply because NSW Health is offering an opportunity to contribute to what they call, “the positive health outcomes of patients at public hospitals” across the state through enrolled nurse scholarships with guaranteed employment.


The really good news is - it won't cost you anything if you can get one of the scholarships on offer. The 2022 Enrolled Nurse Scholarship program is now open for application and will cover the cost of course fees for the Diploma of Nursing. The scholarships not only include a position in the Diploma of Nursing program but also guarantee employment as an enrolled nurse in a NSW Health facility following the successful completion of the diploma and standard recruitment and registration.

Jacqui Cross, NSW Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, said there were placements available at 24 campuses across the state, including six in Sydney and 18 across regional Local Health Districts.

“We are encouraging anyone who wishes to work as an enrolled nurse and seeks a meaningful and rewarding career in a public hospital to apply,” Ms Cross said.

“Nurses across the state, and across the health care network, provide essential frontline care to people in hospital and, in many ways, are a source of comfort to their patients.

“Our enrolled nurses will have the opportunity to work across a variety of NSW Health clinical settings, including in acute medical and surgical units, operating theatres and mental health, enabling them to care for patients when they need it most,” said Ms Cross.”

Applications open today: Tuesday 11th January 2022. To be eligible for an enrolled nurse scholarship, applicants must:


· Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident

· Live in NSW

· Meet English language skill standards

· Provide evidence of HSC completion, Certificate III qualification or equivalent.

For more information around all available nursing scholarships and eligibility, visit: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/nursing/scholarship/Pages/default.aspx





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