Becoming a nurse or midwife

Few occupations offer the amazing opportunities, challenges, rewards and diversity available in nursing or midwifery.

Find out about the different positions and pathways you can take.

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Scholarships and financial assistance

NSW Health offers a variety of scholarships, cadetships and grants to support nurses and midwives at all stages of their career.

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Working as a nurse or midwife in NSW

A career with NSW Health offers you the opportunity to make a difference to the health of people in NSW across an incredibly diverse range of roles and locations.

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Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery

NSW Health aims to improve Aboriginal health by providing Aboriginal people with education and employment opportunities, and working with NSW nurses and midwives to deliver culturally safe and competent care.

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Professional practice

Nurses and midwives have the privilege of supporting patients at critical times in their lives.

To provide safe, quality health care, nurses and midwives must be aware of the legislation, regulations and policies which guide their practice.

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Celebrating nurses and midwives in NSW

We celebrate and acknowledge the compassion, professionalism, and round-the-clock commitment of nurses and midwives caring for patients across the NSW public health system.

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Leadership and culture

The Nursing and Midwifery Office is committed to the values of NSW Health and encouraging positive workplace cultures where nurses and midwives can thrive, drive innovative practice change and provide professional leadership.

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Nursing and Midwifery Office

The Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, supported by the Nursing and Midwifery Office, provides advice on professional nursing and midwifery issues, monitors implementation of policies and manages state-wide nursing and midwifery initiatives.

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Related links

Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards
Australian College of Nursing
Nursing Now
2020 Year of the Nurse
International Confederation of Midwives
Nurse and Midwife Support​​

Page Updated: Friday 28 February 2020
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