Acknowledgement of Country
The NSW Nursing and Midwifery Office acknowledges the people of the many traditional countries and language groups of New South Wales. It acknowledges the wisdom of Elders both past and present and pays respect to Aboriginal communities of today.
The Nursing and Midwifery Office is committed to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
To improve health outcomes, the Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Strategy has made it a priority to provide employment opportunities and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives working in NSW Health.
The NSW Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Strategy aims to:
- increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives working in NSW
- improve career development opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees working in the public health system
- provide better health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the delivery of culturally safe and competent nursing and midwifery services
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Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery scholarships and cadetships are a pathway to employment in the health sector. They increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives and provide financial and vocational support from undergraduate to postgraduate studies.
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The meaning of "dturali"
The word 'dturali' is from the Darug language and means 'to grow'. Aunty Edna Watson (a Darug elder) provided this word from language she learnt from her mother and grandfather.
The tree represents nurses and midwives. As they care for their community, they develop personally and professionally. The growth is the community, which thrives under this care. The tree sprouts from the seed, which is the nurses and midwives' community and cultural identity. The hand holds all. It nurtures growth and provides support and strength.