10 January 2022

The NSW Government is calling on aspiring nurses and midwives from Aboriginal communities to apply for the 2022 cadetship and undergraduate scholarship programs.

Jacqui Cross, NSW Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, encouraged Aboriginal people who are interested in a rewarding career in NSW Health to apply.

“We’re working hard to build up the Aboriginal workforce across NSW to help improve health outcomes for our First Nations people,” Ms Cross said.

“Connection to culture is central to the health and well-being of Aboriginal people. It is essential that our health workforce includes Aboriginal nurses and midwives delivering culturally safe care.

The NSW Health Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery cadetship and scholarship programs provide Aboriginal people the opportunity to receive financial and professional support during their university studies.

Applications are open from 10th January 2022.

Over four years, $2.8 billion is being invested by NSW Health to recruit 8,300 extra frontline staff including an additional 5000 nurses and midwives.

For more information about available Aboriginal nursing and midwifery programs and eligibility, visit NSW Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Strategy.