Scholarships for Neonatal Nurses

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:

NNCA Professional Development Grant
National Administrator
NZNO National Office
P O Box 2128 
Wellington 6140 

Fax: 04 382 9993 or

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

The Neonatal Nurses College had great pleasure in announcing that Fisher and Paykel continued to support The Neonatal Nurse of the Year Award, which was established in 2014.

This award recognises an individual nurse and the contribution he or she has made to their organisation and the wider community – locally, nationally or internationally.

An award for excellence, research, innovation and contribution to neonatal nursing was offered by means of a travel scholarship – value of $2,000 (NZD). It was used for travel to further develop the award recipient's career, e.g. for attendance at a scientific meeting or conference, or to enable a visit to an overseas neonatal unit.

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

We are very grateful to Fisher & Paykel, who continue to support the Neonatal Nurses College of Aotearoa. A big thank you to them.

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

Send applications to:

Sally Chapman
NZNO, National Administrator
P O Box 2128 
Wellington 6140

Fax: 04 382 9993 or e-mail:

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

Paula Dellabarca is pictured here in the centre with her fellow Nurse Practitioners, candidate and neonatal Nurse Specialist.

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