Progressing rural, regional & remote nursing & midwifery careers

Professional Courses

6 CPD Hours

Target Audience: All nurses and midwives and assistants in nursing and midwifery

General Admission: $50
Undergraduate Nursing and Midwifery Students: Free
Lunch and refreshments provided

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association in conjunction with Charles Sturt University is holding a rural, regional and remote nursing and midwifery seminar in Port Macquarie.

Working in, or planning a career in rural, regional and remote nursing or midwifery? Interested in making a difference to reduce health inequalities in the bush? This seminar is FOR YOU!

The NSWNMA and CSU have collaborated to bring this empowering event to Port Macquarie. Hear from inspirational leaders and experts as they showcase innovative models of care and strategies to build capacity and capability within rural, regional and remote health workforces.


Trish’s nursing career has taken her from rural emergency departments to being deployed to fire zones and to Wuhan, China early in the pandemic. Working as a district trauma clinical nurse consultant is where Trish found her true passion in the nursing profession. Trish also has experience in academia as a nursing lecturer and researcher.

As recipient of the ‘NSW nurse of the year 2021’ award in recognition of her work in Emergency management, Trish’s goal is to ensure patients with severe injuries receive the best care in regional and rural hospitals. She believes this will be achieved by increasing nursing skills and capability in regional NSW around disaster preparedness. Trish currently works as the disaster nurse manager within the Mid-North Coast LHD.


  • NSW parliamentary inquiry into rural, regional and remote (RRR) healthcare – outcomes and recommendations
  • Nurse Practitioners – improving holistic care in RRR communities
  • Supporting nurses and midwives to stay rural
  • Health workforce retention in rural and remote regions
  • Educational pathways to support rural, regional and remote career progression
  • Midwifery care in regional and rural contexts
  • Panel discussion – your opportunity to speak to our presenters
  • Implementing allied health interventions for rural patients
  • Keeping up with your CPD – all you need to know for recording and reflecting on your continuing professional development.
  • Opportunity to tour Charles Sturt University’s state of the art clinical simulation facilities.
* Program subject to change.

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Need accommodation? Rydges Port Macquarie are offering a 20% discount for any online bookings for dates between 29 to 31 March. Use code NSWNMA23

Please read the NSWNMA Education Cancellation, Refund and Catering Policy prior to registering for this seminar.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

A CPD Certificate will be provided to attendees at the end of the seminar.

Registration has closed – no further registrations are being accepted.