A young nurses journey to rural communities

Jessie Stone1, Miss Amy Wenham1

National Rural Health Student Network


What are some of the barriers faced during nursing school?

As a junior nurse what are some of the questions you are finding yourself asking?

Where do you go from here?

How do you become a rural nurse?

These are just a few of the questions that will be touched on by the perspective of a young nurse. With the ambition of working rural, she has made an extra effort to navigate different paths throughout her nursing degree to ensure that she had adequate rural exposure. Jessie is now in her first year of nursing in Rockhampton and faces the questions of where to from here? She will share her story to nursing students, advice on how to get involved during school. Different clubs and opportunities that students should take advantage of. Then she will present from her perspective what some of her barriers were during school, and some of the challenges she faces now that she is making her way to becoming a rural nurse.


Amy Wenham is a final year Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies) student at the University of Sydney. Currently serving as the National Rural Health Student Network Secretary and MIRAGE Rural Health Club President, Amy has a strong passion for rural and remote health. Having grown up in rural areas across the globe, this passion is something that she strives to employ with her nursing degree in the future.