Stories & Testimonials

  1. 28 Jun 2017

    Barefoot Initiative - Lexi Keneally

    We first met Lexi Keneally and family back in the March/Autumn 2013 Magazine. Here she catches us up on the amazing work being done by the Barefoot Initiative on the International stage.

  2. 9 Dec 2016

    Trent Ramsay - A Paramedic Intern in the Northern Territory – A Personal Experience

    ‘Do you want a job as a paramedic in Darwin?’... ‘Yes please! Where do I sign?’ A few weeks after travelling to Darwin for an intensive 2-day interview process, Trent Ramsay received the above call from the St John Ambulance Australia Northern Territory (SJAANT) recruitment officer.

  3. 9 Dec 2016

    Lilly Sideris: Step out of your comfort zone

    Step out of your comfort zone Being a student is the perfect time for stepping out of your comfort zone and taking new opportunities, says 3rd year nursing student Lilly Sideris.

  4. 9 Dec 2016

    Student Katarina Samotna - Multiple positive experiences

    Indigenous health has always been a passion for Katarina Samotna, a 3rd Year Bachelor of Nursing student at Charles Darwin University. And her recent placement in the remote Indigenous communities of Haasts Bluff and Titjikala in the Northern Territory and at Alice Springs Hospital (ASH) has cemented her commitment.

  5. 21 Jul 2016

    Gawaine Glasby meets the Dalai Lama

    Gwaine will forever remember his encounter this year with the Dalai Lama in a tin shed near Uluru, with camp dogs roaming freely around the legs of everyone present.

  6. 21 Jul 2016

    Anyone for an e-Cuppa?

    Marcia, Katrina and Leanne shared an ‘e-cuppa’ on Skype celebrating 12 months with the CRANAplus LINKS mentoring program.

  7. 21 Jul 2016

    Jessica Zachar - Dental Student on Wheels

    Traveling in the purpose-built dental van to provide services in aged care facilities in the Port Macquarie region was a highlight for Jessica Zachar, a Final Year Dentistry Student at Charles Sturt University, during her rural placement.

  8. 21 Jul 2016

    Greg Clark

    A Midwife is Born - Registered Nurse Greg Clark shares his story of deciding to become a Midwife.

  9. 21 Jul 2016

    Cake to Cape

    Four medical students from Dundee Scotland recently completed a fortnight’s placement in the remote Aboriginal community of Napranum on Cape York peninsula, 800kms north of Cairns.

  10. 24 Apr 2016

    Connie Hierl

    Connie Hierl, a 3rd year Bachelor of Nursing student at Griffith University in Southport, has discovered firsthand how nurses working in remote areas need to be flexible in an ever-changing environment.

  11. 24 Apr 2016

    Rory McGrath-Swan

    3rd Year Bachelor of Nursing Student at Uni SA, Rory McGrath-Swan shares his story of 'a great opportunity'. A stint at One Arm Point, about 200 kilometres north of Broome on the Dampier Peninsula, has reinforced his aspiration to one day ‘go remote’.

  12. 4 Dec 2015

    Dianne Few

    Dianne Few shares insights into the diverse roles and locations that working as a remote area nurse has to offer.

  13. 22 Oct 2015

    Pam Wade

    Ever considered going Remote? CRANAplus Member, Pam Wade felt the need for a sea-change. See her short story here.

  14. 15 Oct 2015

    Jessica Zachar

    A final-year Dentistry student at Charles Sturt University, Jessica has her career hopes on going rural and assisting in closing the gap in oral health services.

  15. 9 Jul 2015

    Dr Nick Williams

    Dr Nick Williams has been a doctor for over 30 years and reckons almost everything useful he has learnt has been from nurses and community health workers.

  16. 9 Jul 2015

    Angela Ramsay and Ely Taylor

    For Angela Ramsay and Ely Taylor, two students from Canberra whose clinical nursing experience to date was bound to hospitals, “going remote” was both eye-opening and refreshing.

  17. 9 Jul 2015

    ​Dr Lloyd Fletcher

    Dr Lloyd Fletcher, who spent 12 months in Antarctica as the Dr on Australia’s Davis Station, says he would recommend the experience of “going south” to anyone.

  18. 9 Jul 2015

    Palpable respect and pride

    Continuing the development of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners

  19. 9 Jul 2015

    Nancy Weatherford

    A love for tiny little towns, isolated islands and the Aussie outback! Nancy has a passion for public health and improving living standards for those in far-flung corners of the world.

  20. 9 Jul 2015

    All in the Family

    The Glasby siblings, Gawaine, Aysleen, Aidan and Kyra, and their partners are all nurses involved in work as diverse as each individual.