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The NSRP Project: Supporting the rural nurses of tomorrow

16th February 2023

NSRP nursing photo thumbIn support of health care service provision in rural areas, RDN is partnering with the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) in rolling out the Nurse Student Rural Placement (NSRP) project.

The NSRP project aims to support students to positively discover and assess the possibilities of rural primary health care nursing careers by providing the opportunity to undertake high quality clinical placements in General Practice, Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Services, Residential Aged-Care Facilities, and Schools. 

Addressing the health disparities and the inequities in access to health care service provision remains one of the most critical challenges and requires careful planning to meet the unique needs of rural and remote communities. With nurses being the largest and most geographically dispersed health profession, as well as the largest group of professionals providing primary health care, nurses have an influential role in the provision of health care accessibility, particularly within rural and remote communities.  

By being embedded within communities, surrounded by the social conditions in which people live, grow, work and age, primary health care nurses, with their diverse scope of practice, are well positioned to play a critical role in the prevention and management of chronic and complex disease, and care that ultimately helps to avoid potentially preventable hospitalisations.  

Your practice can help: 

RDN is looking for Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners within NSW rural and remote locations who are passionate about the development of the nursing profession and would be interested in hosting nursing students at a primary health care workplace for clinical experience. 

For more information about this project, please contact Kellie Ross (Project Lead) at RDN, via email: nursingplacements@nswrdn.com.au

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Image supplied by APNA.

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