Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme:
Nurse Re-entry


The Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme: Nurse Re-entry (NAHSSS NR) is funded by Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

The scheme is an Australian Government initiative supporting nurses and midwives to re-enter the workforce. 

Re-entering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses or midwives are encouraged to apply.

Application dates

Applications are now open and will close on 19 April at midnight AEST. Click here to apply.

Value of scholarship

Nurses or midwives undertaking re-entry courses can receive up to a maximum of $6000. 

Funding will not be available for activities outside Australia.

Eligibility criteria for Nurse Re-entry

Applicants must be:
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident 
  • an enrolled nurse, registered nurse or registered midwife whose registration with NMBA has lapsed 
  • considered eligible to re-register by the NMBA
  • intending to participate in an accredited re-entry course, that will lead to re-registration with the NMBA.
  • undertaking nurse re-entry course within the specified 12 month period.
If you are a New Zealand citizen, please click here to determine your eligibility for this scholarship.

Eligible courses

Scholarships will only be awarded for nurse or midwife re-entry courses accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Courses may be provided by Australian universities, TAFEs, registered training organisations or other providers within Australia.
Click here for a list of eligible re-entry courses. 

Ineligible courses

The following courses are not considered eligible for a nurse re-entry scholarship:
  • postgraduate courses
  • PHD
  • masters by research
  • entry level nursing and midwifery courses
  • activities outside of Australia.

Selection criteria for Nurse Re-entry Scholarships

Scholarships will be awarded on the recommendation of a selection committee and will be based on how they address the following criteria:
  • How a scholarship will benefit them in returning to midwifery or nursing
  • Demonstrate their future intentions for your midwifery or nursing career 
Please contact Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health if you are an allied health professional.

Important links

  • Click here for a list of accredited nurse re-entry courses
  • Click here for information on how these scholarship payments may affect Centrelink payments. 
  • Click here for more information on re-registration requirements. 
  • Click here for more information on the taxation implications. 
  • Indigenous cadetships

Need more information?

For clarification of your eligibility under this scheme please contact ACN:
freecall 1800 112 240