Nola White was born in Clermont Qld, she is a member of the Ghungalu Clan. Nola commenced her training at Ipswich Hospital, Once a Registered Nurse Nola worked at Winton Hospital then return to Ipswich Hospital to complete her Midwifery. Nola has delivered 52 babies. In 1982 Nola began working for Ipswich Aboriginal and Islander Community Health Services where she has stayed for 10 years. Nola then completed her post registration.
Nola has also spent a number of terms on the ATSIC Regional Council, serving key roles in the establishment and growth of a number of Aboriginal medical services, which include Kalwyn and Kambu Medical Centres.
Nola has been with Inala Indigenous Health Services for over 12 years and was instrumental in establishing the service along side Dr Noel Hayman. In her role as Nurse Unit Manager Nola is committed to “closing the health gap” between indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Nola believes that health improvements will come with more Indigenous people pursing careers in health, particularly in nursing. Nola proudly describes nursing as a caring Profession, “ the reward is in seeing people get better and living a longer healthier life”