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The National Rural Health Students’ Network (NRHSN)  is the national student body which represents health students from all disciplines with an interest in rural and remote and ATSI  health issues. Its ‘raison d’être’ is to encourage and maintain a sustainable rural health workforce and improve health outcomes for rural and remote Australians.

Formed in 1996, the NRHSN comprises 29 rural health clubs at universities spread through every State and Territory, with a membership of over 9000 medical, nursing and allied health students.

The NRHSN exists to provide access to support, opportunities and information which promotes equality and future health careers.  The Network does this through locally based activities at rural health clubs as well as a national approach to issues such as Indigenous health and curricula. The NRHSN is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) and is auspiced by Rural Health Workforce Australia.

What does the NRHSN do for YOU?

  • If you are a member of TROHPIQ, congratulations!  You are instantly a NRHSN member as well!
  • Help you create a network of students and contacts from all around Australia with similar  interests  in rural and remote health. Rural health is NOT done alone!
  • Inform you of scholarships that can assist you with study or living expenses, or rural placements. Go to for more information
  • Offer funding to attend national conferences
  • Represent your viewpoints on current issues affecting students and the health workforce to key organisations and politicians
  • Advocate for what you need in your course curriculum and from your university to create a positive environment and make you a better health professional
  • Expand your awareness of the problems faced by Australians living in rural and remote areas as well as introduce you to innovative health projects already in motion
  • Develop your skills in leadership, collaboration, communication and organisation
  • Offers alumni opportunities for continued connection after graduation

Visit their website for more information on your national rural health association!