What year did you commence your nursing career?
I graduated in 2010 and started my Nursing career in July 2011.
What hospitals have you worked at?
I started my career at Wollongong Hospital in July 2011, worked there until April 2018 and transferred to Hurstville Private and I have been here since.
What year did you commence employment at Hurstville Private Hospital?
I started working at Hurstville Private in April 2018.
Why did you choose to become a nurse?
I wanted to become a nurse because I have a genuine caring nature, I enjoy talking to patients and hearing about their life stories but I also wanted to change the world the world one patient at a time.
Where did you complete your training?
I studied my Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Western Sydney and did a Masters of Public Health at the University of Wollongong.
Provide us a highlight in your career that you would like to share
I am passionate about nursing. I enjoy being able to sit with an anxious or agitated elderly patient and be able to calm them down or make them feel safe. I love the bonds that are formed between patients and nurses. Over the years I have been able to advance in my career, the highlight of it all being able to transfer the skills I have learnt to junior nurses and being able to see them flourish in their career. I love nursing because the field of medicine is always evolving and I like to explore, therefore, I find that I am always learning and developing new skills.
Celebrating 2020: International Year of the Nurse & Midwife:
April 2020 – Maureen Mutahi Hurstville Private Hospital