OUR VISION STATEMENT FOR ENHANCING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE

Sydney Nursing School at the University of Sydney is committed to providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff with the opportunity to meet their full potential within the nursing and midwifery professions. We recognise the fundamental role and need for nurses and midwives to act to enhance and improve the health status and quality of life of Indigenous Australians. Our commitment is to:

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creating an environment at Sydney Nursing School where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff are able to enjoy their identity freely, safely and confidently with pride and in comfort

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increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in programs


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providing appropriate resources to support students in achieving their full potential


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building a trusting relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students and staff


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engaging and building partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities


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  • ensuring that all nursing graduates of the faculty have a comprehensive understanding of strategies to ensure that access to equity and equality in health care is a fundamental right for all Australians.


In particular graduates of the faculty will have the capability to better service the health care for our diverse Indigenous communities.




Sydney Nursing School supports the University of Sydney’s Wingara Mura-Bunga Barrabugu Strategy. This involves the faculty working to create new and innovative pathways for Aboriginal and Torres student and staff recruitment and retention. Through its association with the strategy it is also committed to research which respects and values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s knowledge systems as part of the solution to issues confronting Aboriginal communities.