Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of others? Consider a rewarding career as a nurse or midwife.

Last updated: 28 September 2022

An Aboriginal woman in a medical setting, wearing a shirt printed with Aboriginal artwork.A career in nursing or midwifery allows you to care for your community and make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of our mob in a range of health care settings.

We’ll support your training and ongoing professional development so you can deliver excellent, culturally safe care.

Becoming a nurse or midwife

Connection to culture is central to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal peoples. Care and cultural understanding from an Aboriginal nurse or midwife allows patients to feel safe and advocated for when away from family and community.

Ongoing career support

Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Strategy Nursing and midwifery scholarshipsNSW Health Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship Program Career Pathway

Our aim is not only to increase our Aboriginal workforce but to grow, develop and support Aboriginal leadership within NSW Health. Empower and extend your practice with a scholarship to support your post graduate studies.


Undergraduate scholarships provide financial support so you can focus on your studies and complete your journey to become a nurse or midwife. Post graduate scholarships support ongoing career development for future nursing and midwifery leaders.


Cadetships provide financial support and on the job training to make sure you reach your highest learning potential in your undergraduate degree.

Where can I find more information?

Aboriginal nursing profile video

Neisha Manning is a clinical midwifery educator and proud Anaiwan and Awabakal woman

Current as at: Wednesday 28 September 2022
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