Information for Aboriginal People
As an Aboriginal person, there's never been a better time to become a nurse or midwife. If you believe in yourself, have a strong commitment to caring for people and are prepared to study, then there is nothing to stop you from applying to be a nurse or midwife.
Aboriginal Nurses and Midwives are in great demand in all areas of health care. As career choices, nursing and midwifery provides you with the chance to make a positive and lasting impact on the health of your family, your friends and your community.
Nursing and Midwifery are valued and respected professions. And, in the process of caring for your patients you will have the have the opportunity to educate non-Aboriginal staff about your culture and introduce Aboriginal practices into mainstream health.
Better still, to make the pathway into nursing or midwifery easier, universities, TAFE colleges and the NSW Department of Health are offering Aboriginal people further education and employment opportunities.
If you'd like to talk to an Aboriginal officer about your career options, contact the Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Strategy on Ph 1800 155 325 or at firstname.lastname@example.org