National Rural Health Student Network

What you will learn about

  • The National Rural Health Student Network work and how you can get involved

Presented by Fiona Fletcher

Fiona grew up on a cattle station in remote central Queensland where she developed an innate appreciation for rural community culture which ignited her passion for rural and remote health. Fiona is now based in Sydney, studying her Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Sydney where she hopes to spark an interest in rural health in other students who haven’t yet considered rural experiences. She is an active member of her rural health club (MIRAGE), having first completed her role as Social Representative in 2018, Treasurer in 2019 and now newly elected as Co-chair for 2020.

She has recently collaborated in projects with the NSW Rural Doctors Network, participated in Rural Nursing Trips in NSW and has completed rural placements in Broken Hill and Bathurst. She also recently presented at the Australian College of Midwives Student Conference in Canberra, September 2019 and was incredibly humbled by the student midwifery community. Fiona is extremely honored to have the opportunity to represent health students on a national platform and to continue collaborating within a supportive network of passionate and influential advocates.