Well done to Joshua Paulson, a young proud Worimi and Baudjalung man who was raised on Biripi country, was 1 of 3 Indigenous students who graduated from the astute University in Newcastle’s Port Macquarie on Feb 17.
They managed to graduate 72 undergraduate alongside, postgraduate and permitting students.
Mr Paulson said he started out working as an enrolled nurse directly after senior high school and noticed it in an effort to assist in improving conditions for Indigenous people.
“It really is why I needed to get into health, because I’ve seen many health disparities amongst non-Indigenous and Aboriginal people, and it’s about closing that distance and I thought this is ways to help,” he said.”
Mr Paulson enrolled at the School of Newcastle’s Interface Macquarie campus in 2014, where he analysed nursing regular.
It had been said by him that it was a great feeling of achievement to graduate, and he was now about to start out a second degree, in the field of medicine.
“I’m ready for a big change of speed both in where I live and analyse, so I’m fired up to get started on my second level in medicine and today have a great back-up in nursing, that i love,” he said.
“I believe it’s yet another way I could help the city and have better impact. Nurses execute a great job, but I feel like I can do somewhat more as a doctor maybe.”