Aspiring nurses across NSW can now apply for the 2020 Enrolled NurseScholarships which cover course fees and guarantee a job upon completion.
NSW ChiefNursing and Midwifery Officer said applications are now open for scholarshipsto study nursing at 24 campuses across the state, including seven in Sydney and17 across every regional Local Health District.
“If you’re interested in a rewarding career as a nurse at one of ourpublic health facilities or hospitals, don’t miss this incredible opportunity,”Ms Cross said.
“Thescholarship includes course fees for a Diploma of Nursing and an opportunity towork as an Enrolled Nurse as part of our nursing team in NSW Health when yousuccessfully complete the program.
“Our EnrolledNurses work across a variety of NSW Health clinical settings including in acutemedical and surgical units, operating theatres and mental health, caring forpeople when they need it most.
“We’re particularly encouraging Aboriginal people to apply for thescholarships, to build the Aboriginal workforce across NSW and improve localhealth outcomes.”
Ashley Gamble,a scholarship recipient who is now an Enrolled Nurse said her role isincredibly rewarding and she recommended the program to anyone interested in acareer in nursing.
“I really lovemy role as an Enrolled Nurse. Every day you’re challenged, every day you’relearning, you’re surrounded by people that are so knowledgeable and who arejust willing to teach you,” Ms Gamble said.
“It is themost rewarding experience you will ever have in your life.”
The NSW Government isinvesting $2.8 billion to recruit 8,300 extra frontline staff over the nextfour years, including an additional 5000 nurses and midwives.
Thescholarships run in partnership with TAFE NSW and the NSW Health RegisteredTraining Organisation. To be eligible you must be an Australian citizen orpermanent resident living in NSW.
To apply, click here. Applications close on 19February.