Consider a rewarding career in nursing or midwifery
Far West Local Health District is encouraging people in the community to consider a career in nursing or midwifery, with support available through NSW Health cadetship and scholarship programs in 2023.
NSW Health Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Jacqui Cross said school leavers and people considering a career change should think about a rewarding career in nursing or midwifery.
“Nurses and midwives make a significant contribution to the public health system by caring and advocating for patients to ensure they receive the best possible health outcomes,” Ms Cross said.
“We are committed to supporting our nursing and midwifery workforce through a range of cadetship and scholarship programs.”
The Enrolled Nurse Scholarships offer a position in the Diploma of Nursing program, cover course fees and lead to employment as an enrolled nurse in a NSW Health facility, following standard recruitment and registration processes.
The Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship Program, and Aboriginal Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships provide Aboriginal people the opportunity to receive financial and professional support during their university studies.
Acting Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery for Far West LHD, Pamela Illingworth, said aspiring nurses and midwives can give back to their local community by choosing a career at NSW Health, with opportunities available in a variety of clinical settings.
“This profession is one of the most respected careers that you can have,” she said.
“Gaining a scholarship is the first step in a rewarding multi-faceted career which can take you anywhere in Australia as well as giving you the opportunity to advance in a rapidly growing workforce,” said Ms Illingworth.
Applications for Enrolled Nurse Scholarships, the Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship and Aboriginal Scholarships open on 9 January 2023.
The NSW Government announced the largest workforce boost in the nation’s history in the 2022-23 Budget with a $4.5 billion investment over four years for 10,148 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff to hospitals and health services across NSW.