Before starting at UTS, I grew up in Sydney and finished my HSC in 2009. While I was in school, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do as a career and considered becoming a librarian. I came to UTS Open Day to explore my options and stumbled one of the student representatives at the Nursing info booths. I remember being impressed with how passionate he was about nursing. He told me he was studying nursing because it was such a noble career choice, supporting the sick and vulnerable. I knew from then on, nursing was the right choice for me.
I chose to study at UTS because of the expert teaching staff and the practical nature of the postgraduate nursing courses. When it came to studying my Honours and Master’s degrees, I knew UTS was the right choice because I had such an enriched experience during my undergraduate studies. My father and older brother (he also studied nursing here!) highly recommended UTS to me as well.
The nursing academics were always extremely inspiring in the way they passed on their expertise to students. They inspired me to develop the confidence and drive necessary to succeed, motivating me to improve my skills and knowledge as a health professional. My honours supervisor, Professor Lin Perry, was extremely generous in offering her knowledge and time to help me complete my Honours dissertation.
I wanted to study nursing because I’ve always been passionate about getting involved in the community. This passion has carried on throughout my career, where I’m now working as a Registered Nurse at Manly Hospital. As a nurse, I’m devoted to providing quality care to the sick and vulnerable through the promotion of better health and well-being outcomes. It’s critical to me that I respond to the needs of the vulnerable and disadvantaged in the community.
My advice to future students who are thinking about postgraduate studies is to make sure that you maintain a well-balanced lifestyle. As a student, you’re challenged to juggle academic studies, social life and your wellbeing. It’s important to regularly exercise, spend time with your family and friends and always find the time to relax, maybe even with a coffee or a pot tea. By living a balanced lifestyle, you’re more likely to be in the best position possible to achieve all that this degree has to offer.