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Young people encouraged to kickstart their career by applying for nursing scholarship

Young people interested in embarking on a career in nursing with NSW Health are encouraged to apply for one of the 250 scholarships now available courtesy of the NSW Government, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced.

Mr Gulaptis said the NSW Government Enrolled Nurses Scholarship are aimed at school leavers considering a career in nursing, but are also available for anyone in the local community, young and old.

“Nurses are the backbone of our local hospitals and health facilities and I can think of no more rewarding career to embark on,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“The terrific thing about the scholarship is it not only includes course fees for a Diploma of Nursing but there is a guaranteed job offer at the end of it.

“Our nurses are regarded highly by the community and 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.

Mr Gulaptis said the scholarships for the Diploma of Nursing are available at 24 campuses, including the Northern NSW Local Health District and every other regional and rural Local Health District in NSW.

To be eligible you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident living in NSW.

Aboriginal people are particularly encouraged to apply for the scholarships, in line with a commitment to grow the Aboriginal workforce across NSW and improve local health outcomes.

The scholarships run in partnership with TAFE NSW and the NSW Health Registered Training Organisation. To apply, visit NSW Health’s website at:  Applications close on 19 February.