Nursing and Allied Health Graduate Outcome Tracking (NAHGOT) Study

Nursing and Allied Health Graduate Outcome Tracking (NAHGOT) Study

Study Purpose

The aim of this study is to better understand why nursing, midwifery, and allied health graduates choose to work in metropolitan or rural/regional/remote settings. We want to explore the factors that influence their decisions about where they work, including:

  • Rural background
  • Clinical placement locations while at university
  • Intentions to practice in metropolitan or settings as a student

Monash University, the University of Newcastle and Deakin University are collaborating on this project, which commenced in early 2018.

The study will use data that is routinely collected by the three universities about students in nursing and allied health pre-registration courses.

These data will be linked to other data from online surveys of first and final year students, and from graduates of these courses.

We will also link to data collected by the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency.

Findings will be used to inform workforce planning and strategy, particularly in non-metropolitan settings. This will support better health service planning and outcomes for non-metropolitan communities.