The National Rural Health Students' Network (NRHSN) represents 29 Rural Health Clubs (RHC) with over 9000 members located at universities throughout Australia. The NRHSN is a multidisciplinary Network.

Nursing and Midwifery Portfolio

Ideas? Information? Inspiration?


Nursing and Midwifery NEWS

FREE Online Mental Health First Aid for Nursing Students

  • Mental Health First Aid are offering FREE Mental Health First Aid for Nursing Student courses online until June 30th 2014! So jump onto the website and check out this great learning opportunity, which also supports good mental health in your peers!

Australian Student and Novice Nurse's Association (ASANNA)

  • There is a brand new network open to all nursing students and new nurses (up to 5 years post graduation) working towards support and leadership for these groups on a national level. Check them out:

FREE Online Courses through the Remote Area Health Corps

  • The Remote Area Health Corps are offering free e-learning modules in a variety of topics from "Introduction to Indigenous Health" to "Medical Emergencies." They are a great start to the semester and the module certificates will look great in your portfolio! Head to:

The Nursing and Midwifery Portfolio can help your Rural Health Club in a variety of ways, please take a look at our role and let us know how we can support your Club:

  • To be the main point of contact for Nursing and Midwifery Representatives at a Rural Health Club level
  • To encourage engagement with Nursing and Midwifery students at a Rural Health Club level
  • To advocate for Nursing and Midwifery students to the NRHSN and stakeholders
  • To liaise with relevant nursing and midwifery stakeholders
  • To contribute to publications (in consultation with NRHSN executive)
  • To be informed of issues pertinent to nurses and nursing students at a national level
  • To represent the NRHSN at stakeholder conferences and meetings
  • To contribute to papers produced by the NRHSN, e.g. NRHSN National Priorities Paper, Positions Statements
  • To contribute to COOEE!
  • To maintain monthly updates of Nursing and Midwifery Portfolio activity to NRHSN Executive

If you are a Midwifery Student and would like to recommend any ideas of how to increase the rural health profile of Midwives or fellow students, please let us know! Midwifery is included as part of this Portfolio.

What else can we do? Let us know, we’d love to hear your ideas!


CRANAplus is dedicated to the development and delivery of safe, high quality primary healthcare to remote and isolated areas of Australia through the education and support of remote health practitioners and advocacy for the issues affecting them and the people in their care. Visit:

As a result of the 2011 CRANAplus conference, a sub-committee was established that will draw on students and early career professionals from all disciplines. A representative from each of the Nursing and Midwifery Portfolio and Allied Health Portfolio sits on this sub-committee. The Nursing and Midwifery Portfolio representative will join the sub-committee at meetings and advocate on behalf of the NRHSN.

CRANAplus are currently seeking abstracts for their 2014 Annual Conference to be held in Melbourne from the 15th-18th October. The topic for this year is 'Creating and Sustaining Diversity within Communities.' If you have a presentation or experience to share at this great national conference submit it here by the 31st May 2014.

Thank You!

A special thank you to the outgoing Senior Representative Carol Mudford and Junior Representative Melissa Childs, they have been instrumental in raising the profile of nursing and midwifery students in rural health.

See 2014 Representatives for the new Nursing and Midwifery Portfolio Representative Profiles.


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