International Nurses Day: Meet our carers

Saturday, May 12 is International Nurses Day, so we had a quick chat with some of the amazing carers at our Weary Dunlop village to find out what drew them to the profession, and what they love about it.  

 

Samira Khan - Registered Nurse Coordinator

1. How long have you been a nurse?

Six years.

 

2. Why did you become a nurse?

It interested me always to go into the health industry, and also my parents encouraged me.

 

3. What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Looking after the elderly, talking to them, just gives me a feeling that I'm appreciated.

 

4. What would you say to someone considering nursing as a career? 

Go for it! If you would love to help others and work in the health industry like we do, then nursing will surely accomplish that goal. 

 

Sheena Villa - Registered Nurse

1. How long have you been a nurse?

Four years.

 

2. Why did you want to become a nurse?

I was influenced by my mum, she has been a nurse for 40 years.

 

3. What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Seeing the residents having trust in you and making a difference in their lives.

 

4. What would you say to someone considering nursing as a career?

There are some challenges, but it’s all worth it.

 

Pearl

Pearl Sharman - Enrolled Nurse

1. How long have you been a nurse?

Forty-three years.

 

2. Why did you want to become a nurse?

I wanted to care for people.

 

3. What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Feeling like I’ve made a difference.

 

4. What would you say to someone considering nursing as a career?

Go for it. It's especially good for people with young families as shifts can be worked at different times.

 

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