The National Rural Health Student Network

The National Rural Health Student Network (NRHSN) represents the future of rural health in Australia. It has more than 9000 members who belong to 29 university Rural Health Clubs from all states and territories.

We are Australia’s only multi-disciplinary student health network, bringing together people studying medicine, nursing and allied health and encouraging them to pursue rural health careers. We are the peak multi-disciplinary body for students interested in rural health.

The NRHSN has two aims:

  • To provide a voice for students who are interested in improving health outcomes for rural and remote Australians
  • To promote rural health careers to students and encourage students who are interested in practicing in rural health care

The NRHSN exec advocate on behalf of health students of all disciplines to a number of stakeholders at a National level. Each year they have different priority areas, which could include increased rural placement opportunities, improved support for placements or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

The NRHSN and its Rural Health Clubs offer rural experience weekends, career information sessions and professional development activities as well as providing a social base for students at university and when on rural placement.

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