Graduates launch nursing careers in Ayr and Home Hill
Two graduate nurses launched their careers in rural nursing this week when they joined the Ayr and Home Hill Health Services.
The nurses are part of a 121-strong group for the 2018 graduate intake who will be working across the Townsville Hospital and Health Service.
Ayr local and recent nursing graduate Anna De Wit said for her, nursing ‘just felt right’.
“When I first finished school I studied law and quickly realised that it wasn’t for me,” she said.
“I then worked in dentistry before finally deciding to study nursing.
“Once I started the degree I knew this was the career for me.
“Nursing is in my blood; I’m the seventh registered nurse in my family.”
Anna said she was excited to be working in the Burdekin.
“Getting a job in my community is fantastic and I am so happy to be giving back,” she said.
Home Hill registered nurse Nadine Uhlhorn said living in a rural community inspired her to take on nursing.
“I’ve been a volunteer for St John Ambulance for my entire adult life and really enjoy the patient care aspect of the role,” she said.
“When I moved to North Queensland six years ago I decided to make a career out of what had become my passion.
“I love that as a rural nurse on any one day I can be helping anyone from a paediatric patient to an aged-care patient.
“I think that’s a really special thing.”