La Trobe Welcomes Primary Care Scholarships

La Trobe University welcomes today’s announcement of the Primary Care Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship Program at our largest regional campus by Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care Ged Kearney in Bendigo.

La Trobe University is pleased to see the positive steps the Government is taking to support health workforces that face serious skills shortages.

Nurses and midwives are the backbone of primary care, and La Trobe has a proud tradition of preparing generations of registered nurses and nurse practitioners for the workforce through pathways into undergraduate and postgraduate study.

We know that encouraging health professionals to upskill boosts their chances of going into practice at the end of their studies, particularly in rural and regional areas.

As a former nurse, like Assistant Minister Kearney, I know that equipping professionals with additional tools, skills and confidence will ensure they have every opportunity to thrive in their roles and, ultimately, achieve improved care for all Australians.

Professor Jane Mills, Pro Vice-Chancellor Health Innovation, La Trobe University

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