Scholarships for Neonatal Nurses

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NNCA Professional Development Grant

NNCA has up to $6,000 available each year to support Professional Development Grants. The maximum scholarship is $1,000.00 per person at the discretion of the NNCA Executive Committee, and applications are considered at the quarterly national executive meetings or on an as needed basis.

Recipients will be expected to write an article for publication in the NNCA Newsletter within six weeks of completion.

Application closing dates:

  • Jan 31
  • April 30
  • July 31
  • Sept 30

Eligibility:  Applicants must be a current financial member of NZNO and a full member of the NNCA College for at least 12 months.


  • Courses, seminars, conferences or projects relating to neonatal nursing.
  • Priority will be given to nurses embarking on research or writing for a peer reveiwed journal.
  • If funds are not awarded they will be made available the following year, up to a maximum of two years.

Get the current application form on the NZNO Scholarships and Grants page.

Send applications to:

Sally Chapman
PO Box 2128, 
Wellington 6140 

Neonatal Nurse of the Year Award - Fisher & Paykel Travel Scholarship

The Neonatal Nurses College of Aotearoa (NNCA) has great pleasure in announcing Fisher and Paykel's continued support of the Neonatal Nurse of the Year Award, established in 2014.

This award recognises an individual nurse's contribution to their organisation, local, national and/ or international communities. This travel scholarship is valued at $2,000NZD, and awarded for excellence, research, innovation and contributions to neonatal nursing. It is for travel to develop the award recipient's career further, e.g: to attend a scientific meeting or conference, or to enable a visit to an overseas Neonatal Unit.

The Neonatal Nurse of the Year Award was last awarded at the COINN Conference 2019, and nominations were judged by the NNCA Executive Committee.

We are very grateful to Fisher & Paykel who again continue to support the NNCA. A big thank you to them.

Get the 2021 Nomination Form from the NZNO Scholarships and Grants page - Apply now!


2018 Neonatal Nurse of the Year Fisher & Paykel Travel Scholarship Award

Paula Dellabarca (centre) pictured with fellow Nurse Practitioners, candidate and Neonatal Nurse Specialist.