New e-Report for nurses: Scoop on Breakfast

Boost your breakfast brain power with the free e-Report, Scoop on Breakfast

Designed to help practice nurses, the first issue covers the hottest topic in health and nutrition: the gut microbiome and its role in preventive health and wellbeing.

Why is it so important? What does the latest research say? How can the research be translated into practical tips for patients?

Click here to read and subscribe to Scoop on Breakfast.

Keeping up to date with the latest nutrition and health research can be overwhelming, and take a lot of time to digest all the facts and figures and translate into everyday advice for patients.

Update your nutrition knowledge with Scoop on Breakfast, which offers you a comprehensive summary and analysis on the hottest topics in nutrition, the latest breakfast research, practical tips from dietitians and more.

Click here to read the first issue, or explore the separate sections below:

Expert Interview – To Your Patients’ “Gut Health”: Become a Microbiome Manipulator

We asked two world-leading experts – Professor Nicholas Talley and Professor Mike Gidley our burning questions about the gut microbiome including:

What are the 3 factors that define a healthy microbiome?
How long does it takes to change the microbiome?
How can dietitians help create a healthy microbiome?
Research Review – The Latest in Breakfast Science

We asked Dr Jean Kim, Scientific Affairs Analysist at Nestle, to review three new breakfast studies, all on the emerging science of the gut microbiome. Read the topline summary of the research papers here, and how this may affect your practice.

Recipe Inspiration – Pina Colada Oats

Transport yourself to paradise with this coconut and pineapple bircher muesli recipe.

Sunrise Secrets: Dietitians Share their Breakfast Tips

Three top dietitians share their favourite breakfast tips and breakfast inspiration to kick-start their day.

Learn from an Expert: Dietitian Skye Swaney APD

Learn Skye’s 5 simple tips to break through the breakfast barrier for your patients.

Get the latest on breakfast research and practical patient tips in your inbox:

Subscribe here!

Boost Your Nutrition Counselling Skills with Patient Resources

Did you know 9 out of 10 (87%) of practice nurses report having breakfast each morning?*

But how many of your patients enjoy a healthy start to the day?

You can help overcome common breakfast barriers with the Breakfast Toolkit, a free set of resources for both you and your patients.

The kit provides the latest research on breakfast and health, with practical resources for your patients on:

· WHY a healthy breakfast is important

· WHAT to eat for a healthy breakfast

· HOW to overcome common breakfast barriers.

You’ll receive:
· Breakfast Bites for Longer Life: the exclusive report covering the benefits of eating breakfast for preventive health and nutritional needs. It’s endorsed by APNA for CPD points for 2017

· Three posters promoting the importance of breakfast – great for your practice walls!

· Breakfast Tip Cards for your patients with advice on portion sizes, the Health Star Rating, healthy breakfast habits and breakfast ideas

· A colourful fridge magnet – a great giveaway for patients.

Get the tools you need to boost your nutrition counselling!
Order up to 10 free kits at:

* Source: APNA Nurse Conference Survey, 2016.

Nursing & Allied Health Scholarships are open!

The Nursing & Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS) is open for applications for scholarships for continuing professional education (CPD) for conferences, short courses, workshops, seminars.

Funding is available for 2017 only. Scholarship value up to $1,500.

The scheme is an Australian Government initiative to assist nurses and midwives to further their careers through short courses, workshops or conferences.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives are encouraged to apply.

Applications are now open and will close midnight 28 February AEDT (Sydney time)

To access the application Form and Opening Dates click here.

Value of Scholarship
Maximum available funding is $1,500. Funding is only available for activities conducted in Australia. All activities must commence and finish in 2017.

Selection Criteria
These are competitive scholarships and will be awarded on the recommendation of a selection committee whose assessment will be based on how you address the following questions:

How will your course benefit:
a. your nursing practice
b. your longer term goals
c. those for whom you care within your area of practice?
Describe your commitment to your area of practice.
For remote CPD applications there is an additional question:

Describe your commitment to rural and remote health and provide details of the extent of your practice in rural or remote areas.
The Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and administered by the Australian College of Nursing.

Eligibility Criteria
Applications will be considered from applicants who are:

Australian citizens or permanent residents delivering clinical services in Australia.
Participating in a short course, workshop or conference for which NMBA continuing professional development hours can be accrued.
The course selected must provide the student with greater skills and knowledge in a field of direct relevance to nursing or midwifery. (Postgraduate programs such as Graduate Certificates or Graduate Diplomas are not eligible) Please refer to postgraduate scholarships.
To be eligible to apply for the remote CPD scholarship you must be living and working in a RA 4 or RA 5 ranked area
For more information visit the official page or contact the Australian College of Nursing
t 1800 117 262

Nurse scholarships in Victoria to become a cervical screen provider

PapScreen Victoria is offering financial assistance (up to $1,000 GST inc) for Victorian Registered Nurses (Division 1) to become cervical screening providers.

Deadline for applications is Friday 18 November 2016
Successful applicants are required to commence an endorsed cervical screening provider training course in 2017

Visit for course providers, eligibility requirements and application forms.

Enquiries: Alexandra McNaughton, Project Support Officer, on 03 9514 6572 or

Other nurse scholarships across Australia



Applications for all NAHSSS scholarships are currently closed. Australian College of Nursing is waiting

to be advised by the Department of Health about future scholarships for 2017.

Contact the Australian College of Nursing via email or 1800 117

262 for further information.

If you wish to be notified when the next round of scholarships open please complete this form.