Nursing With Altitude Program

A Senior Secondary School Flight Nurse Experience

The Nursing With Altitude Program is a collaboration between the Royal Flying Doctor Service (South Eastern Section), Broken Hill High School, Willyama High School and the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, University of Sydney. The program has been established to promote nursing as a rewarding and attainable career pathway for senior secondary school students residing in Broken Hill.

The Nursing With Altitude Program is aimed at identifying students who are seriously considering a nursing career and to acknowledge those students who are taking pro active steps to obtain their career goals. The program enables these students to gain an insight into the role of Flight Nurses and their role in rural and remote health care delivery.

Aims

To provide a learning experience that enhances participant aspiration to the attainment of a rural and remote nursing career pathway.

To enhance the participants understanding of the role of Flight Nurses in the provision of rural and remote health care provision.

Objectives

The program focuses on 5 core areas of learning and high school students will gain:

1. Experience of rural and remote health and the challenges confronted by residents and families in accessing health care services within western NSW;
2. Insight into the provision of health care to rural and remote communities;
3. An understanding of the role of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in the delivery of health care services;
4. Knowledge of the role of Flight Nurses in health care delivery;
5. Insight into the various nursing pathways available in a rural and remote setting.

Contacts

Kathryn Naden
Ph: 08 8080 1200
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