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 specialties.  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 scholarships dedicated web page.

For any enquiries, please contact us at admin@acnp.org.au or 1300 433 660.


Awards & Scholarships Booklet 2023


2023 awards & scholarships deadlines

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

February 1      Heather May Herrick Scholarships open

March 1           Ollie & QUT Indigenous / Rural & Remote Student Scholarships open

April 3              HESTA NP of the Year & AMH NP Mentor of the Year awards open

April 30            Applications for all scholarships close

May 1               Bank First Innovation in Business & Beverley McGavin Excellence in Clinical Leadership awards open

June 30             Applicaitons for all awards close

October 13      Recipients announced at the ACNP National Conference Gala Awards Dinner





Past Awards, Scholarships & Recipients