We caught up with Healthcare Hero Jenna to chat about the best parts about being a nurse and her advice for future nurses.Read article
As part of the International Year of Health and Care Workers, we give people the chance, each month, to nominate their healthcare hero to go in the running to win an eGift card.
We caught up with our August winner, Abbey, to talk about her nursing career.
Hi, my name is Abbey!
I am a nurse working in a hospital in Melbourne. I work with a variety of doctors in all different specialties. I enjoy working in plastic surgery the most. In 2020 and 2021 I was working in COVID wards, doing 12 hour days.
I have been a nurse for 8 years. I have been in my current role for 5 years.
Yes, I have always wanted to be a nurse. I remember dressing up as a nurse when I was little.
I enjoy helping people, making them feel comfortable and developing close bonds with the patients. It is an extremely rewarding career.
Do it!! There are so many job opportunities. You can work in a hospital, doctor's clinics, become an educator, cosmetic.... the list goes on.
To be honest I go home shower and then sit on the couch haha.
I absolutely love doing reformer Pilates. It is a great form of exercise, and it really makes me switch off from everything.
All my patients inspire me, they are so brave and positive, it is truly inspiring.
To be able to teleport. That would be amazing!
Head to our Facebook page to nominate a healthcare hero you know. We select a nominated healthcare hero each month to win a $100 gift card. As the person nominating, you’ll also receive a $100 gift card if selected.