Embracing rural placements

10 March 2023

Student Cate Ostwald from UQ's School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work featured in an article by the Australian Nursing Midwifery Journal discussing the benefits of rural placements.

Cate undertook a placement with the Royal Flying Doctor Services (RDFS) in July 2022 and said it was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

“You’re going out and giving people the same quality of care that they would receive in a tertiary hospital in a metropolitan setting," Ms Otswald said.

"You’re ensuring that just because they live a bit farther out, that they can still receive that extremely high standard of care.

“I think that is one of the biggest privileges that you can have as a nurse to be able to give people that same level of care no matter where they call home.”

Read the article