Conference attendance scholarship

In order to support its members and their learning, ACORN is offering scholarships to cover the cost of registration for the ACORN 2020 conference. Through these scholarships, seven perioperative nurses will be given the chance to attend our international conference which will be held in Sydney in May 2020. The conference offers numerous opportunities for education and networking.

Applications for this scholarship closed on 31 October 2019.

Successful applicants will be notified in December 2019.

How much is the scholarship?

The scholarship provides registration to the ACORN conference which would normally cost $990.

What does the scholarship cover?

The scholarship covers conference registration. It does not cover travel or accommodation.

Who can apply?

You are eligible to apply if you are a current ACORN member and have been a member continuously for at least two years, are practising as a perioperative nurse and are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

The assessment committee will take into account your commitment to activities organised by your state or territory perioperative nursing association and ACORN activities. Applicants from rural, regional or remote areas will be given priority.

If your application is successful:

  • you must submit a report about the conference by 14 July 2020. The report may be up to 1500 words and photos may be included. At the discretion of the Journal Committee, the report may be published in the Journal of Perioperative Nursing and/or on the website.
  • you must agree to acknowledge the financial support awarded by ACORN at appropriate times e.g. at the beginning of a presentation
  • you must agree to have your name and state published in the journal and/or on the ACORN website.

How to apply

Complete the application form online and submit it by 31 October 2019. You will be notified of the outcome in December 2019.