ACN Study Tour Scholarship –

Turkey and Greece Nursing Tour 2024

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is once again providing an opportunity for Fellows and Members to enhance their learning and professional skills by attending the ACN Nursing Study Tour in Turkey and Greece.

In 2022 nurses experienced South Africa, in 2023 Vietnam and in 2024 the ACN Study Tour will be travelling through Turkey and Greece from 15 September 2024 to 27 September 2024.

The ACN Foundation is funding four study tour scholarships each valued at up to $5,000* per person. *Please note that this cost does not include international flights and airport transfers.

History, nursing and culture intertwine this journey through Turkey and the Greek Islands. For the full tour itinerary and brochure, please visit the Jon Baines Tours website.

Special thanks to our travel partner Jon Baines Tours.

Jon Baines Tours


Jon Baines Tours


Applications closed.

Applications are now open and closes 11.59pm AEDT, Sunday 14 January 2024.

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Eligibility criteria

  • Must be a current Fellow or Member of ACN for the last three consecutive years.
  • Able to undertake the tour in the timeframe 15 - 27 September 2024.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received an ACN Study Tour Scholarship.

Document checklist

  • Completed application


  • Two professional references are required. The ACN selection committee may contact these referees as part of the assessment process for the scholarship.

Selection criteria

The scholarships will be awarded to the applicants who can best demonstrate how this study tour will meet one or more of the following objectives:

  • Relevance to current clinical practice
  • Building and enhancing nursing professional capacity and capability
  • Developing and enhancing nurse leadership skills.

Applicants need to be able to demonstrate in their responses:

a) an ability to maximise the opportunity of the activity
b) capacity to share knowledge within your own networks and the broader nursing environment.

Applicants must complete the selection questions and the declaration included in this application.


Hear from past scholarship recipients

Tracey Pattie MACN

Scholarship recipient in the 2023 ACN Nursing Study Tour to Vietnam

“Our visit to the Kim Chong Charity clinic was the highlight of my trip. It was special. The Nuns were special, dedicated to their cause and lifelong commitment to providing health care to those left fortunate. Their happiness and excitement for what they do is palpable. "

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Anthony Dolan FACN

Scholarship recipient in the 2023 ACN Nursing Study Tour to Vietnam

“Firstly, I would like to say a big thank you all my fellow tour participants, they are an amazing group of nurses and doctor dedicated to their profession with a sense of enthusiasm and passion to support all aspects of nursing and the future of the nursing profession. "

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Nancy Arnold FACN

Scholarship recipient in the 2022 ACN Nursing Study Tour to South Africa

“I was privileged to participate in the first ACN Nursing Tour to South Africa at the end of last year, run in partnership with Jon Baines tours. Everyone I met in South Arica was very passionate about their work, happy to share their experiences and friendly."

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Arun Thomas MACN

Scholarship recipient in the 2022 ACN Nursing Study Tour to South Africa

“What an amazing and inspirational trip we all had. I am so grateful to ACN for providing me with a scholarship for this incredible learning opportunity. An opportunity to learn and understand different healthcare systems and to gain international perspectives/awareness on the provision of care while immersing into South African culture."

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Ariela Rother MACN

Scholarship recipient in the 2022 ACN Nursing Study Tour to South Africa

“South Africa Nursing Study Tour. An adventure and experience of a lifetime. I was so fortunate to receive the scholarship to attend the inaugural ACN study tour and it is beyond words how amazing it was. When an opportunity like that comes your way, you say YES! "

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