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NETSMART scholarships for stroke nurses

ASNEN is offering four educational scholarships to Australian stroke nurses to undertake the world renowned NETSMART Junior program, valued at US$500 each.

NETSMART Junior is a distance-based educational program which allows nurses to develop expertise in acute stroke nursing care. Nurses work at their own pace through the module-based program, which contains presentations guided by Dr Anne Alexandrov.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to acute stroke, including stroke research
  • Emergency systems and prehospital care
  • Clinical assessment, anatomy and physiology
  • Neuroimaging
  • Reperfusion therapies
  • Management of Intracerebral haemorrhage
  • Neuro-critical care
  • Complications of stroke
  • Secondary stroke prevention
  • Stroke units


Applicants must be Australian registered nurses, who have a minimum of 12-months continuous stroke-related employment, ideally in an Advanced Practice role, such as a Stroke Liaison Nurse, Stroke Nurse Consultant or Stroke Nurse Practitioner/Candidate.

Applicants must commence the program within 6 months of acceptance and complete the program within 12 months of acceptance.


Applications close 5 pm Sunday 21 July 2019 (no late applications will be considered).

Successful candidates will be announced in the ASNEN workshop at the Smart Strokes Conference in Canberra, Thursday 8 August 12.45 pm.

Please note: Scholarships are for fund reimbursement. Applicants are expected to fund the registration in the first instance.

Additional Information

For more information and for full terms and conditions, please see the Application form (PDF 448 KB).

Enquiries, please email: Skye Coote – Nursing Coordinator, Melbourne Mobile Stroke Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Email: skye.coote@mh.org.au

These scholarships are offered thanks an unrestricted educational grant from Boehringer-Ingelheim.