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NQPHN announces new scholarships to upskill nurses in North Queensland

Published 06 November 2023

Nurses can now apply for QUT Graduate Certificate (Primary Health Care) and Master of Nurse Practitioner scholarships

NQPHN is calling for nurses in North Queensland to apply for two scholarships.

Are you a nurse working in primary health care in the Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) region?  

In support of an ongoing commitment to empower health care professionals in primary care, NQPHN is calling for nurses in North Queensland to apply for two scholarships. 

These scholarships are aimed at nurses interested in pursuing advanced training to enhance the delivery of primary health care services within the North Queensland region. 

NQPHN, in partnership with Queensland University of Technology (QUT), is providing scholarships, which have been designed specifically for nurses working in general practice, primary health care, and Aboriginal medical services.  

The scholarships are intended to support eligible individuals in their pursuit of a: 

• Graduate Certificate (Primary Health Care) (NS32) 

• Master of Nurse Practitioner (NS90)  

Applications close 5pm, Friday 1 December 2023. 

Graduate Certificate (Primary Health Care) (NS32) 

Improve your abilities and leadership skills in primary care with the Graduate Certificate (Primary Health Care) (NS32). 

After finishing this course, you'll better understand the primary health care field and its leadership roles. This knowledge will help you become a passionate advocate for primary health care.  

Additional information on this course can be found here.  

Master of Nurse Practitioner (NS90) 

After completing this program, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a nurse practitioner with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). 

You will also gain an extended scope of practice that allows for independent assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of clients, along with access to Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) billing items, broadening your impact and contribution to primary health care. 

Find more detailed information about the Master of Nurse Practitioner program, including admission requirements and curriculum details, here.  

Submit an application 

By submitting an application, you are registering your interest in the scholarships, and not guaranteed a scholarship or direct admission into the programs. 

If you meet the eligibility criteria, both NQPHN and QUT will contact you with further instructions and information. 

Submit your application here for the Graduate Certificate (Primary Health Care) (NS32) or Master of Nurse Practitioner (NS90).  

Applications close 5pm, Friday 1 December 2023. 

More information 

For enquiries regarding upcoming opportunities at NQPHN, contact Chloe Voss at  

For all enquiries related to the Master of Nurse Practitioner program and its admission requirements at QUT, contact Course Coordinator Nurse Practitioner Program Dr Suzanne Williams at  

For QUT graduate certificate enquiries, contact QUT Postgraduate Course Coordinator Dr James Hughes at  


Learn more about nurse practitioners here.

Last updated: 07 November 2023