Delivering a Healthy WA
Nursing and midwifery in Western Australia

Scholarships and financial assistance

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The WA Nursing and Midwifery Office values excellence and innovation in nursing and midwifery care. Competent and educated nurses and midwives, who value lifelong learning, are the key to the provision of safe, excellent and quality patient care.

WA Health through the Nursing and Midwifery Office offers financial assistance through initial registration scholarships, postgraduate scholarships, fellowships and grants.

The provision of financial assistance is based on the following principles:

  • The patient, consumer or client of WA Health is the centre of all nursing and midwifery care.
  • Recruitment, retention and continuing education of nurses and midwives are a core value.
  • Specific workforce requirements will assist in determining allocations.
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Office acknowledges that nurses and midwives are lifelong learners and hence must be supported in this.
  • Our aim is that WA Health is the ‘employer of choice’ for graduate and experienced nurses and midwives.
  • Accountability and transparency of the allocation process must be apparent to all stakeholders.

Aboriginal students are strongly encouraged to apply for any of the relevant categories.

The Aboriginal Health Division and the Mental Health Commission also provide scholarships.

Please note: if your course is eligible for Commonwealth or any other financial support you are required to apply for that separately. The Nursing and Midwifery Office will only cover the cost of the student contribution.

The applicant is responsible for ascertaining any tax implications applicable.

We offer the following financial assistance:

Grants and fellowships offered by the Nursing and Midwifery Office are only for nurses and midwives working in the WA public health sector.

A limited amount of postgraduate scholarships are available to nurses and midwives working in the private and publicly funded sectors, however, priority will be given to those working in the public health sector, and dependent on workforce requirements and areas of high clinical need.

See also:

» Other Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships Offered

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