June Nurse of the Month – Jerry
At WESolutions, we believe our responsibilities do not end once we’ve helped an amazing nurse secure a new role. Our goal is to build long-lasting relationships that go above and beyond that. We’re committed to understanding the hopes, dreams and aspirations of the people we work with so they can build the career (and life) they want.
Our Nurse of the Month initiative is designed to highlight the journey, achievements and experiences of some of the most talented nurses we’ve had the opportunity to work with. So now, it gives us great pleasure to introduce June’s Nurse of the Month, Jerry.
Unlike some nurses, Jerry didn’t have childhood dreams of working with patients in a variety of settings. It wasn’t until during the first year of university that Jerry realised that this was something he could see being his future.
Read on for his full story.
Get to know Jerry.
Q: When did you realise that a career in nursing was right for you? Was there a particular moment in your life?
A: By the middle of the first year of university, I realised that nursing was something that I could see myself doing in the future. I enjoyed the first exposure we had in the acute setting and there was this thrill that I felt when I did my internships.
Q: What was your journey like in securing a role through WE Solutions?
A: It all went well like a well-oiled machine. The processing of documents was smooth, and it helped that the team were well versed with everything. They were simply brilliant and that truly mattered!
Q: What advice would you give to young people considering a career in nursing?
A: I will give the same advice that I would have given my younger self – be brave to try new things and always keep an open mind. Every perspective we have should flow freely with the changing of times. Career opportunities may come from a different angle that one may not have even considered early on. I never pictured myself working in the social care industry when I was younger, and yet here I am. Things do not always come to fruition the way we want them to be, but there might be a reason for that, and it might be for the better.
Q: Do you have any standout memories/funny/interesting stories from your career as a nurse?
A: Life as a nurse is never boring. You get to witness all scenarios that life can bring, and we feel every emotion in a short time as we perform our tasks. We face everyday drama and all the flavours that go with it, but the best ones I like are those that make me smile or laugh.
There was this one time when I was administering an inhaler to an elderly lady a few years back. I had already given the instruction for her to follow, but then I started coughing for some reason. She turned to me with the mouthpiece of the spacer pointed at me and blurted out, “here you need this more than I do.” I love the most unexpected moments of laughter like these in the workplace. They are just so genuine!
Q: If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
A: This is tricky as I have always wanted to be Superman! The superpower I wish I had is the ability to make every person I meet happy.
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