Operations Manager for Families & Specialist Services, Louise Riby is next up in our weekly series for our Year of the Nurse and Midwife campaign.
Why did you want to become a nurse/midwife?
Nursing has always been a part of my life in one way or another. It was always something that I envisioned myself doing, I was always told I had the characteristics to make nursing my chosen career. I have had relatives that have received some excellent NHS care and this was something I always aimed to achieve. Nursing is an ever changing platform and this is something that appealed to me. I have had the opportunity to diversify my skills and ultimately this has developed me as a person. I have had some wonderful mentors over the years who have moulded me into the nurse I am today. I love being a nurse and cannot see myself doing anything different.
Why is nursing/midwifery the best career?
As I have mentioned, nursing is an ever changing field and this is something I find so beneficial. Change is something that is inevitable and I have been involved in change that has transformed the care we deliver to patients. We as nurses have the ability to create change, even on a personal level and this is something that has been at the core of my nursing philosophy, and something I aspired to do when choosing nursing as a career. I thrive on challenge and that is definitely something that nursing presents on a day to day basis. I am never bored being a nurse and know there is always a pathway to develop myself, deliver outstanding care to patients and improve service provision.
Sum up nursing/midwifery in three words.
Compassion, patient-centred and dedicated.
Know a nurse or midwife who'd like to feature in our campaign? Please get in touch with comms and we'll sort the rest. Email firstname.lastname@example.org