Awards, Scholarships & Recognition Program 

This is an important initiative of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners as we recognise the outstanding service of Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses.

All Awards and Scholarships recognise the invaluable work Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses contribute to the Australian community, ensuring effective, innovative and efficient care of an individual’s health issues in a complex and constantly changing environment.

As a college, we strongly encourage applications from across the country, in relation to all types of roles and specialities.  Please check the guidelines and consider who you may wish to nominate, or whether you could nominate yourself!

All applicants need to complete the online application form via each award or scholarship dedicated web page.

For any enquiries, please contact us via or 1300 433 660.


Awards & Scholarships Booklet 2024 


2024 Awards & Scholarships Deadlines

The dates outlined below are indicative of the opening of nominations for the Awards, Scholarships & Recognition Program: 



·HESTA Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award

·AMH NP Mentor of the Year Award

·Bank First Innovation in Business Award

·Beverley McGavin Excellence in Clinical Leadership Award



All scholarships are now closed for 2024.


May 27 Applications for Heather May Herrick Scholarship close

June 30  Applications for all awards close

July 15  Recipients of each scholarship are notified via email

August 15 Recipients of each award are notified via email

November 8 Recipients announced at the ACNP National Conference Gala Awards Dinner

Applications for Ausmed Ollie and QUT Indigenous / Rural & Remote Student scholarships have now closed