In 2014, I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a degree in Nursing Studies (Adult). I began my career working as an adult nurse in a rehabilitation unit in North London. There was a strong MDT focus on working with our diverse patients and collectively as a team with our interventions towards the same goals and best outcomes for our patients. Whilst in this post I completed my mentorship training, mentored several students and enjoyed teaching, working with and learning from them as well as seeing them grow and develop over their placements.
As a student nurse, I had 2 weeks with a Health Visitor as part of my community and child branch experience. I thoroughly enjoyed supporting families with young children and it highlighted the importance of health promotion and public health initiatives in the early years that contribute towards long term outcomes. In 2016-17, I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) at the University of Derby with my placement in Nottingham. We also completed a non-medical prescribing course during this training. On qualification, I began working in one of Nottingham's inner city, highly deprived areas in a diverse community with complex needs and significant safeguarding levels. Throughout this post I have worked with a vast range of health and social care professionals, referring to other services where more specialist support is required including referring to food banks and charities that can provide families with food, baby items and furniture. Often, families move to our area from other parts of the UK, from overseas or into a local refuge when fleeing domestic abuse. In this role I supported undergraduate student nurses and student health visitors through their placements and this continued to develop my love of teaching.
From 2018-20 I completed a Masters in Public Health at the University of Nottingham, broadening my knowledge and research skills. In January 2021 I started helping with the Covid19 vaccine rollout and it's been amazing to be part of such a monumental workforce.
I recently started as a Teaching Associate in the School of Health Sciences and plan to work towards completing a PGCHE from September 2021.