Local residents want to pursue nursing can now apply for scholarships to study and start a career with NSW Health.
On Tuesday, the Hunter New England Local Health (HNEH) District welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of more than 250 enrolled nurse scholarships.
HNEH’s nursing and midwifery executive director Elizabeth Grist said the scholarships are aimed at school-leavers wanting to start nursing careers or people seeking an exciting career change.
“The NSW Government Enrolled Nurse Scholarships are a great opportunity for anyone in the local community, young or old, considering a career in nursing,” Ms Grist said.
“If you’re looking for a rewarding job where you can give back to your local community, don’t hesitate... Nursing is an exciting career with so much opportunity.”
More than $1.5 million will be invested into the scholarship program, with applications now open.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a rewarding career as a nurse at one of our public health facilities or hospitals,” health minister Brad Hazzard said.
“Not only does the scholarship include course fees for a Diploma of Nursing but there is a guaranteed job offer at the end of it.”
The scholarships for the Diploma of Nursing are available at 24 campuses, seven in metropolitan Sydney and 17 across each and every regional and rural Local Health District in NSW.
To be eligible, applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident living in NSW. Aboriginal people are particularly encouraged to apply.
The scholarships are run in partnership with TAFE NSW and the NSW Health Registered Training Organisation. To apply, click here. Applications close on February 19.