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:
For more information on careers in nursing and midwifery visit Careers for Aboriginal people in nursing and midwifery.
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 educational support from undergraduate to postgraduate studies.
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The word 'dturali' is from the Darug language and means 'to grow'. Darug Elder, Aunty Edna Watson shared this word from language she learnt from her mother and grandfather.
Yaegl woman, Jessica Birk created the artwork specifically for the NSW Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Strategy to inspire the meaningful impact it has to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples'. The hand is nurturing and supporting the seed and community. The tree represents the nurses and midwives as they develop personally and professionally in caring for their community, and shows the community growing, as it benefits from the care they are receiving. The tree is sprouting out of the seed, which is the nurses and midwives' community and cultural identity, which the hand is helping to grow and strengthen.
Disclaimer: The Nursing and Midwifery Office has been given permission by the late Jessica's family for this artwork to continue to be shared and inspire Aboriginal nurses and midwives across NSW.
NSW Aboriginal Health Plan
Respecting the Difference
Health Professionals Workforce Plan 2012-2022 (Revised plan)