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You are reading: Supporting rural, mature-aged nursing & allied health students: An interdisciplinary collaboration to build the rural health workforce

Written by Dr Claire Quilliam1, Dr Nicole Crawford2, Associate Professor Carol McKinstry3

There is a long-standing undersupply of nursing and allied health professionals in rural Australia. Rural, mature-aged people form an untapped section of rural communities that could help to address these workforce needs. There is little understanding of the supports required to assist rural, mature-aged nursing and allied health students to complete their studies and enter the rural health workforce.

Read the feature article here: Supporting rural, mature-aged nursing & allied health students – NCSEHE

Read accompanying the journal article: Building a rural workforce through identifying supports for rural, mature-aged nursing and allied health students: A systematic scoping review

1University of Melbourne


3La Trobe University