The National Rural Health Student Network (NRHSN) is Australia’s only multi-disciplinary student health network and has more than 9,000 members who belong to 29 university Rural Health Clubs from all states and territories across Australia. It brings together people studying medicine, nursing and allied health and encourages them to pursue careers in rural health.
Joining a Rural Health Club (RHC) has a number of benefits for you:
- Participate in positive rural experiences through activities such as Rural High School visits, Indigenous community engagement activities and rural health events
- Meet and network with other students from your University, not just your class, through various social activities
- Access to clinical skills experience through workshops run by your RHC
- Gather insights from a range of guest speakers
- Volunteer for committees and activities at your RHC
Benefits you can access by being a member of the NRHSN including:
- Networking with students from across Australia and across health disciplines
- Gaining a national perspective of the health landscape and career pathways
- Access to various resources including rural placements guides and student mental health guides
- Volunteer opportunities for committees and activities with the NRHSN
- Continuation of connection once you have graduated through the NRHSN Alumni
The NRHSN also advocates for health students and rural communities on a national level through regular meetings with Federal government and key stakeholders. You can find NRHSN position papers here.