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2020 International Year of the Nurse & Midwife - April Edition

We continue to celebrate 'The Year of the Nurse & Midwife' by showcasing Hurstville's very own Maureen Mutahi. Maureen has shared her story of how she began her nursing career and details her achievements along the way.

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