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.
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The National Rural Health Students' Network (NRHSN) is a multidisciplinary health network comprising of 28 Rural Health Clubs (RHCs) located at Universities around Australia, in every State and Territory.  The NRHSN covers medical, nursing and allied health courses, and comprises a member base of more than 9,000 students from the Rural Health Clubs.  Club names and locations can be seen on the Australia Map link on the Rural Health Clubs page. 

Since our establishment in 1996 following the inaugural National Rural Medical Undergraduate Conference in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, the NRHSN has grown from 100 Medical students into an active multidisciplinary student organisation. 

NRHSN members share a common interest in rural, remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. The NRHSN exists to provide access to support, opportunities and information, promoting equality and future health careers.  The NRHSN achieves its aims through locally based activities at rural health clubs (such as rural high school visits to promote health courses as a possible career option, speaker nights, workshops, scholarship nights and social events), as well as a national approach to issues such as Indigenous health and curricula.

The Network works together to produce position papers to show the Networks official viewpoint and recommendations on issues of interest to the Network. To find out more go to the Position Papers page.

The NRHSN is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) and is auspiced by Rural Health Workforce.

The NRHSN Brochure provides an excellent overview of the NRHSN and the benefits involved in becoming a member.


For a list of the Rural Health Club Acronyms click here

For a list of common acronyms used by the NRHSN click here.

For a list of Health Organisation acronyms click here.

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