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Nursing opportunities

  • Careers

    Current vacancies can be found on  The Royal Children's Hospital Careers website  

    Scholarships and Research grants

    Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Nursing Development Scholarship 

    The Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Nursing Development Scholarship offers a unique career development opportunity for an outstanding RCH nurse while helping achieve the RCH vision of being a "Great Children's Hospital". The annual scholarship of up to $50,000 funds a period of time spent abroad exploring practice and may also include an appropriate study program. The recipient returns to the RCH to share the knowledge and experience with RCH colleagues and enhance the delivery of nursing care to patients and families.

    Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE, generously gave her name in perpetuity in support of this scholarship and the advancement of nursing at RCH. Dame Elisabeth was associated with the RCH for 80 years and in that time demonstrated her commitment and dedication to the care, health and well being of the children of Victoria and beyond. The funding for the scholarship is kindly provided by the fundraising efforts of the RCH Auxiliaries.

    More information can be found here:

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    Elizabeth Fearon Scholarship

    This scholarship is an annual endowment provided by the RCH League of Former Trainees and Associates (LOFT) to support the integration of research processes into nursing practice at RCH to support improved outcomes for patients and families. Elizabeth Fearon was a trainee of the hospital and a Ward Sister in Pelham Street, Carlton. On transfer of the hospital to Parkville, Elizabeth initiated the Day Surgery Unit and continued her role as a teacher and mentor. Elizabeth was greatly respected not only for her kindness, but her wisdom and learning. This scholarship is given in her name as an appropriate memorial to her legacy.

    The sum of up to $6,000 will be awarded to a current nursing employee to support paediatric research within a higher degree OR for research within a clinical position or clinical unit to improve patient outcomes.  To be eligible candidates must be currently employed at the Royal Children's Hospital as a Registered or Enrolled Nurse, have developed a project plan reflecting a research question from clinical practice, and have support from all relevant managers for the project (i.e. NUM, Director of Clinical Operations).

    More information can be found here:

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    Postgraduate Nursing Scholarships

    Funded through donations made the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, the Postgraduate Nursing Scholarships are offered to provide financial assistance for coursework fees associated with postgraduate nursing education.

    Visit the Allied Health and Nursing Scholarships page for further information on eligibility criteria and application requirements.

    Australian College of Nursing Grants and Awards

    The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) funds and administers a number of grants and scholarships for nurses each year.

    If you are a student enrolled in postgraduate studies or planning to conduct a minor thesis as part of your masters course, please  click here to access the ‘ACN Grants and Awards’ page where you will be able to find information about applying for a scholarship.

    Allied Health and Nursing Development, Education and Leadership Program

    Generously funded by the RCH Foundation, this program provides nurses and allied health clinicians with access to a competitive funding program that supports continuing professional development. With their manager’s support, nurses can submit funding requests to this program to enable their participation in development programs, to support conference attendance and to engage in team-based development opportunities. Further details can be found at: Allied Health and Nursing : CPD (