International Nurses' Day 2018
Saturday 12th May 2018 marks International Nurses' Day. Nursing in 2018 is a modern and dynamic profession. The day is about saying thank you to nurses all over the world for dedicating their careers to delivering outstanding patient care.
In order to celebrate International Nurses' Day, Liquid have interviewed two of our very own nurses about their personal experiences. Here is what they had to say...
4. What made you choose the healthcare profession?
I knew what I wanted to do from 5 years old! I told my mum: “I’m going to become a nurse, a proper nurse”. My mum always wanted to be a nurse but due to poverty, was never able to pursue this. It almost feels like because of this, it was my destiny to be a nurse.
5. As a nurse, you may have experienced upsetting situations. How do you cope with these and what advice would you give to other nurses like you?
I cope through experience. I have been doing this for 40 years now so nursing is within me. During the first few years of qualifying, I used to pray a lot, sometimes on shift and other times after shift. Confidence and experience gets me through now. When I first qualified I had to do 6 months of ward work where I managed a ward of 40 patients, this allowed me to gain skills in all areas and grow my confidence.
6. So far in your career, has there been a particular patient’s story that has stuck with you?
Yes. On my very first ward in Leicester there was a 10 year old girl who had been involved in a caravan fire. She had severe burns and spent 10 weeks on the ward recovering. When dressing her burns, she would scream and cry. During her time on the ward, Queen Elizabeth II visited the hospital and this girl was chosen to present the Queen with a bouquet of flowers. I still remember what this girl looked like and her full name!
7. Why do you enjoy working for Liquid?
I Love having the option of two payrolls in one week and having free training available. My consultant always keeps me updated with placements.
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