My journey into nursing began in January 2011, when I joined as a healthcare assistant. Prior to this, I had worked in the community with Devon social services as a domiciliary care support worker for 7 years. In November 2016 a fantastic opportunity to apply for the Nursing Associate pilot arose and I realised that I could move forward with a career in the nursing profession.
My ward manager and mentor have been very supportive along my journey, they have allowed me to take part in any courses that I have needed to help me make the transition from a Healthcare Support Worker to a Nursing Associate, and I have thoroughly enjoyed learning many new clinical skills.
Additionally, I have had some incredible and diverse placements, which have greatly improved my leadership, management and communication skills. Most importantly though I have met and developed friendships with some truly inspiring people along the way.”