Life Lessons from the ED

During my final clinical placements last year, I spent twelve weeks in three different emergency departments across NSW. As you could well imagine I saw an amazing variety of patients, all who taught me something. I thought I would share with you some of the lessons that stuck with me the most. The majority of […]

ICN & Mentorship

I was very excited and grateful to be given the opportunity to attend the recent International Council of Nurses 25th Quadrennial Congress in Melbourne.  For five days, nearly 4000 nurses and nursing students from around the world gathered to share their experiences and ideas. It was an amazing and unforgettable event. As I listened to […]

How To Be A Successful Nurse

I was recently asked by my old university to give a speech on success and how I have achieved a little bit of success in my studies and nursing career to date.  Like a good student, I started with some research on what success actually meant. The Oxford dictionary defines success as “the accomplishment of […]

The Little Things

Time and time again this year, I have realised it is the small things we do for our patients that can make the biggest difference in how they are feeling.  I’m not talking about improving clinical outcomes, but those little actions that reassure the patient and reduce the stress of a hospital visit. This week, […]

Leaving Your Comfort Zone

Today, in temperatures heading towards 40°C, I took part in the Sydney Mud Run. Billed as more fun than hard-core, the mud run is 7km of running through obstacles, water and you guessed it – mud. Okay, admittedly, mine was much more of a mud meander than a run, but I still got in and […]