SA Health Study Assistance Program for Nurses and Midwives

SA Health is committed to building a valued, capable and sustainable nursing and midwifery workforce. Study assistance is awarded to Registered Nurses (RN), Registered Midwives (RM) and Enrolled Nurses (EN) who demonstrate a commitment to professional practice that is aligned to local health care priorities.

Study undertaken must lead to one of the following qualifications:

  • EN – undertaking undergraduate nursing or midwifery studies (first year of study only)
  • EN –Advanced Diploma or a Post Enrolment Certificate
  • RN/RM – Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master’s Degree

Priority areas for consideration will be: critical care, including cardiology, emergency care, and intensive care; mental health including perinatal mental health; and renal. For subsequent priority areas, please refer to the Study Assistance Program Scholarships Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 1MB).

Key dates

Applications open: 8 December 2017

Applications close: 5.00 pm 23 February 2018

Applicants notified: March/April 2018

Further information

Submit your application

All applications are to be submitted using the Nursing and Midwifery portal. Please note, you will be required to use your SA Health login, on a workplace computer to begin and complete the application process.

The 2018 SA Health Study Assistance Program is available to Public Sector nurses and midwives only.


For all enquiries, please email

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