Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles
Growing Our Own Nurses And Midwives
Victor P Taffa
Applications are open to two key schemes supporting Territorians studying nursing and midwifery.
Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said the Northern Territory (NT) Nursing and Midwifery Studies Assistance Grants Scheme and Northern Territory Ministerial Nurse Practitioner Scholarships were important initiatives.
“Every Territorian deserves to be able to access high quality services and to achieve that we have to invest in creating a strong, highly skilled and sustainable workforce of nurses and midwives.” Minister Fyles said.
“This year we are delivering on a key election commitment, prioritising applicants whose studies focus on mental health.”
“This recognises the growing need for trained nurses in this field.”
“The grant and scholarship help eligible nursing and midwifery undergraduate and postgraduate students, including nurse practitioner candidates, with the costs of their studies.” Minister Fyles said.
NT Department of Health provides four annual Ministerial Nurse Practitioner Scholarships every calendar year, offering a scholarship of up to $6,500.
Students who have previously received funding under the nursing and midwifery grants scheme could still be able to apply.
“Successful applicants can apply to have costs for course fees, some reference and textbooks, airfares and accommodation for residential course attendance reimbursed.” Minister Fyles said.
Applicants must be enrolled in studies leading to a tertiary level qualification and meet the eligibility criteria.
The scheme has two rounds during a calendar year that coincide with semesters one and two.
Round One applications close 7 April 2017.