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Find out everything to do with the NSW Health nursing and midwifery workforce, including state-wide programs and initiatives for career pathways and development, policy implementation, and the NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

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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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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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Australian College of Nursing

International Confederation of Midwives

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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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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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Leadership and culture

We want our nurses and midwives to thrive. We're committed to positive workplace cultures and provide leadership development and support for nursing and midwifery leaders of all levels through courses, programs and groups.

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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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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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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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