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Indigenous Mentorship Program

Background and aims

The Indigenous Nursing Student Mentorship Program commenced in 2004 with funding from the Nurses Board of Western Australia. It is run in partnership with the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at Curtin and aims to both increase the number of Indigenous nursing students and to provide current students with comprehensive and culturally sensitive mentoring throughout all stages of their course. In addition, it aims to promote cultural awareness and sensitivity amongst staff and to foster increased collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous nursing students.

Activities

School visits: the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine in collaboration with the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia hosts visits from Indigenous high school students (Years 8-12) as part of the Health Careers Workshop program. Indigenous nursing students are encouraged to participate in these visits.

Careers Expos: information about this program is disseminated at these events.

Social Activities: opportunities for Indigenous nursing students to support one another and meet other Indigenous health science students are provided.

Scholarships

Useful links

Contact

For further information please contact the School Office

Email: Hlth-NursingStudentSupport@curtin.edu.au