Health cadetships aim to lift Aboriginal nursing

INCREASING the number of Aboriginal nurses and midwives working in NSW health facilities is the aim of a new cadetship program.

Applications are now open for Aborig­inal students studying an undergraduate nursing or midwifery degree at university.

 “Nurses and midwives are critical to the success of our health-care sector and as a government we are only too happy to provide career opportunities for Aboriginal people to undertake nursing and mid-wifery education,” NSW Minister for ­Aboriginal Affairs Sarah Mitchell said.

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