I began to see the difference my care was making; ‘I’m helping this person walk again – I’m helping this lady eat again.’ It was an indescribable feeling to have contributed to their recovery.
Making a difference
I was two months into my training on my second-ever night shift when I had my first death. I haven’t forgotten how it felt; I was terrified. But with the support of the senior nurses, I learned what to do and how to do it.
Improving diversity in health care
I thought, ‘If I don’t do something about this, who will?’ As a young British Asian woman, I felt it was my duty to be a pioneer of diversity among my peers and colleagues.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council Code states that we must prioritise people, practise effectively, preserve safety and promote professionalism and trust – standards of practice I aim to upkeep. I hope that through my next 40 years of nursing, things will continue to change for the better.
Empowered to succeed
I feel empowered to continue with my work and hopefully inspire future generations of Nursing students in the South West and the rest of the country.
Excited for the future
I’d never considered teaching, but I’ve been so well supported by the staff here at Plymouth that it’s something I can envision myself doing. Perhaps, in years to come, I’ll be teaching on the very Plymouth programme I was trained on. It would be wonderful to come full circle!