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NCPHN Diabetes Educator Scholarships and Credentialling Support now available

Please note, submissions of interest for this scholarship have now closed. Original article can be seen below.

The incidence of diabetes is rising with over 3.3 million Australian adults expected to have diabetes by 2031. Diabetes Australia reports around 13 per cent of Australians are currently diagnosed, undiagnosed, or pre-diabetic. Higher rates of diabetes are found on the North Coast with a total of 27,948 residents registered on the National Diabetes Service Scheme to date.

Diabetes educators provide a client centred approach to diabetes education and care, empower patients and assist them in dealing with daily self-management. NCPHN is committed to increasing the number of Diabetic Educators (DEs) and Credentialled Diabetic Educators (CDEs), across the North Coast. That is why we are providing financial support to enable more primary health care clinicians to become Credentialled Diabetes Educators.

NCPHN invites eligible primary health care professionals to apply for Diabetes Educator Graduate Scholarships and Credentialling Support for enrolment in 2018.

  1. Diabetes Educator Scholarships – scholarships of up to 50 per cent of the course cost (up to a maximum of $5,000), for study of an Australian Diabetes Educator Association (ADEA) approved Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education. Study to commence in 2018 and be concluded by the end of 2019.
  2. Credentialling Support – funding support (up to $5,000) for an estimated 120 hours of credentialling practice. The program will improve Diabetes Educator’s opportunities for practical experience. The support is intended to be flexible depending on the learning goal needs of the Diabetes Educator. The Diabetes Educator will fulfil the credentialling requirements of ADEA in their final year to become a registered CDE.

Have questions? Visit our FAQ page here.

Applications are encouraged from all eligible clinicians. Priority for these programs will be given to Registered Nurses and Aboriginal Health Workers working in general practice and clinicians working in the local government areas of Richmond Valley, Kyogle, Clarence Valley and Nambucca.

For more information  contact Diana Anderson, by email danderson@ncphn.org.au or phone 07 5589 0516.

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