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 Nomination Form in conjunction with Award/Scholarship specific requirements.  Please email completed application forms and any additional requirements to Bernie McPhee at


Time Frames Overview

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

February 1 2022      Heather May Herrick Scholarships Opens

March 1 2022           Ollie Scholarship & QUT Indigenous / Rural & Remote Student Scholarship Opens

April 1 2022              HESTA NP of the Year & AMH NP Mentor of the Year Opens

April 30 2022            Heather May Herrick Scholarships Close

May 1 2022               BANK FIRST Innovation in Business Award & Beverley McGavin Excellence in Clinical Leadership Opens

June 30 2022             All ACNP Awards & Scholarship Applications Close

October 14 2022       Formal Announcement at the National Conference, prize and certificate presented


2022 AwardsBooklet





Past Awards, Scholarships & Recipients