Bush Bursary brings nursing student to Yass

EXCITED: Nursing student Lucy Tisch-Lienert will experience a two week placement in Yass after landing a NSW Rural Doctors Network Bush Bursary scholarship. Photo: supplied
EXCITED: Nursing student Lucy Tisch-Lienert will experience a two week placement in Yass after landing a NSW Rural Doctors Network Bush Bursary scholarship. Photo: supplied

A University of Notre Dame Australia student will have the chance to experience a two-week placement in Yass this summer after she was awarded a NSW Rural Doctors Network Bush Bursary scholarship.

Lucy Tisch-Lienert is one of the first nursing students in the state to land one of the scholarships.

The scholarship was traditionally awarded to medical students to practice in rural and regional areas but was also open to nursing and midwifery students this year.

A total of 125 people applied for the scholarship and there were only 30 scholarships available.

Each successful student will receive $1500 to go towards their studies and a two-week placement in rural Australia.

The scholarships aim to encourage the next generation of health and medical practitioners to work in country NSW, NSW Rural Doctors Network's future workforce manager Chris Russell said.

Ms Tisch-Lienert is president of the Notre Dame Nursing Society Sydney and is already considering a career in regional Australia.

She said she is most excited about "engaging with the community and experiencing first-hand the challenges of rural healthcare" when she comes to Yass.

"It's about the people. I'm excited to collaborate with other healthcare professionals and actually be immersed within the community rather than just see it from a classroom perspective," she said.

University of Notre Dame School of Nursing Sydney dean Sally Robertson said it was a wonderful opportunity for Ms Tisch-Lienert.

"Their success is a testament to their passion for nursing and making a difference to the community," Ms Robertson said.