The NRHSN advocates on a number of issues relevant to the future rural health workforce and these are highlighted in our Network position papers. These position papers are regularly updated and new ones developed as needed. All position papers are developed following consultation with general NRHSN members, Rural Health Club representives, NRHSN portfolios and the NRHSN Executive, and have become official policy following endorsement by the NRHSN Council.
National Priorities Paper 2011-12
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Please contact the NRHSN Executive Team if you have any questions about this paper or would like further detail about any of the points made.
Other NRHSN Policy Papers:
Extended scope of practice, emerging health professions and rural career pathway attraction opportunities position paper
Indigenous Health position paper
Nurse Practitioners position paper
Inter Professional Education (IPE) position paper
The Inter Professional Education position paper was finalised by the NRHSN Executive in November 2007 and updated in 2012 by the NRHSN Executive and Community and Advocacy Portfolio.
Student Services Amenities Fee Position Paper
The NRHSN recognises the importance of well supported and positive rural placement experiences to attracting and supporting a future rural and remote health workforce. The Optimising Rural Placement Guidelines document was developed to offer a student perspective to placement providers in an effort to provide a consistently high standard of placement.
If you are intersted in obtaining a copy of these Guidelines please email us.
Also of interest to you is the current NRHSN Rural Placement Guide which was developed to aid health students in preparing and getting the most out of their rural or remote placements. A copy can be found at here.