Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and the Elders both past and present. We recognise the strength, resiliency and capacity of Aboriginal people, the continuing culture and contribution.
The use of the term ‘Aboriginal’ within this document refers to Australians of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The Nursing and Midwifery Office recognise that Aboriginal nurses and midwives are a valuable asset to nursing, midwifery, management, education and research and are leading the way through the provision of the highest quality and culturally safe health care for Aboriginal people, families and the community. Furthermore Aboriginal nurses and midwives are valued in their capacity as role models and teachers for colleagues and for the next generation of nurses and midwives.
To date the Nursing and Midwifery Office, with Aboriginal Health, has supported the following projects to build greater pathways to support the recruitment, retention and advancement of Aboriginal nurses and midwives.
- Recognising Aboriginal nurse and midwifery contribution and achievement
- Find your pathway!
- Strengthening the pathway in for Aboriginal ‘emerging nurses’
- Aboriginal Health Fellowship for nurses and midwives
At anytime, we welcome you to make a connection to discuss what the Nursing and Midwifery Office is up to in regards to the draft strategic plan, about the pathways to becoming a nurse and midwife and of the supports to get you started. The Nursing and Midwifery Office is eager to learn from you too, especially on what you experience as barriers and opportunities so that more Aboriginal people choose nursing and midwifery as their career choice.
Phone: (08) 9222 4075 or freecall 1800 11 22 72
(free from land line only, within Western Australia)