Medical Outpatient Staff Nurse, Manjinder Kaur is the third of our colleagues to feature in our new weekly series for 2020 . She told us the best thing about her role is the variety. She said: "Working in medical outpatients as a staff nurse means I see lots of patients everyday. And every single day is different which teaches me new things".
We asked her a few questions:
Why did you want to become a nurse?
When I was little I always wanted to help people to get better and wished to become a surgeon and was always interested in science. But when it was towards the end of my schooling I started thinking of becoming a nurse.
I cleared my BSc nursing entrance exam in India and my parents supported and encouraged me throughout my education.
Why is nursing/midwifery the best career?
I wanted to have good education and have a career that is selfless, interesting, rewarding, help to save lives and makes a difference to lives of patients and families .I believe nursing is selfless which is all about caring for others. I feel so proud to be part of the NHS and feel privileged to be working with the amazing team where I learn something new everyday .
Sum up nursing in three words:
Dedicated, compassionate, supportive
If you'd like to be involved in our 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife campaign, please contact the comms team on HRI 5252, 5253 or 5256. We'd love to hear from you!