Jump Start Nursing

Support first-year nursing students as they embark on their journey to become our future nurses.

Jump Start Nursing – a career in the making

Registered nurses are key to a safe healthcare system. In this time of workforce shortage, attracting students to study nursing is essential so that we can continue to offer person centred quality care to individuals, families and communities.

Jump Start Nursing will assist first-year nursing students with $500 which will allow them to purchase critical items needed for their clinical placements.  Uniforms, mask fitting, police clearance and CPR training all add up, and many students struggle to find the money to cover these costs. This can make or break the initial experience as a future nurse. 

You have the opportunity to support first-year nursing students with their out-of-pocket expenses by donating to Jump Start Nursing. Let’s extend a helping hand and ensure all students can excel in their nursing career without delay.

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Alumni unite in support of this fundraising initiative and invite you to consider donating as the future generation prepare themselves for a nursing career ahead.

Jennifer has wanted to be a nurse for as long as she can remember. “I chose to study nursing (and later midwifery) because six-year-old me, who grew up in the bush, wanted to help people. This wasn’t limited to just my community – I wanted to be able to travel the world and help people wherever I was. Having access to Jump Start Nursing when I was a student would have been a game changer, allowing me to purchase uniforms and not worry about the upcoming costs for textbooks.”

Jennifer White,

Curtin School of Nursing graduate and former Alumni Chapter member

My lifelong dream to become a nurse came true

About Jump Start Nursing

This fund will support first-year nursing students in financial need with $500 to cover out-of-pocket expenses associated with completing their first clinical placement. By lending a helping hand, you can jump start the careers of future nurses.

“Supporting our nursing students is fundamental. At a time of crisis, vacancy rates and nursing shortages are becoming increasingly prevalent and widespread. The cost of study is a financial burden for many students. This can mean time off work, increased day-care requirements, and impacts to family and social life. Through supporting students, we not only help Australia’s future nursing and health workforce, but we improve the greater Australian health and population.”

Jade Ferullo
Lecturer and Unit Coordinator (first year), Curtin School of Nursing


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Please note you may receive a text message from Curtin University referring to Jump Start Nursing.  This is a valid message from our team.  Our messages will never ask for your credit card or personal details over text.  If you have any concerns please feel free to contact our Alumni and Community Relations team at +61 8 9266 3113 or alumni@curtin.edu.au.