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Student Nurses' Perspectives




Grace McCorkell - It is widely understood that the future lies in those youthful enough to affect and experience it. This is a perceptive commentary into the reasons why a high school graduate chose nursing, and thereby is an invaluable resource in understanding how the youth of our contemporary society view nursing. More specifically, Grace McCorkell touches on very interesting aspects of nursing, which she has encountered. Namely, the ability to assist and care for those who need it most; the job security inherent in the profession; the diversity of roles and responsibilities in every nursing aspect; the continual ability to improve and update a nurse's clinical knowledge; and the ability to place value and respect in every human being as an equal member of the human race.

Zoe Youl - It is widely understood that the future lies in those youthful enough to affect and experience it. This insightful, intelligent and interesting perspective provides a glimpse into the reasoning behind a student's decision to embark upon a nursing career. More specifically, Zoe Youl describes the pre-conceived perspective she had about the nursing profession and how this was altered by personal experiences and external influences such as advice from other nurses. In addition to this, she implicitly conveys that touching, caring aspect that is so cherished within a nurse.

Tamarin Macleod - In this student nursing perspective, the unique position of a career-change to nursing is explored. As Tamarin Macleod decided to become a nurse at 33, she shows that more pragmatic approach to the decision to become a nurse. That is to say, she frankly acknowledges that some areas of the profession are less appealing. However, the overwhelming judgment of nursing is that the prominence placed in care and patient-centric focus is validating and exhilarating.
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As Tamarin Macleod decided to become a nurse at 33, she shows that more pragmatic approach to the decision to become a nurse. That is to say, she frankly acknowledges that some areas of the profession are less appealing. However, the overwhelming judgment of nursing is that the prominence placed in care and patient-centric focus is validating and exhilarating.
BN, Grad Cert Clin Nurs (Intensive Care)
Zoe Youl is a Registered Nurse with a background in Critical Care Nursing. She holds a postgraduate qualification in Clinical Nursing (Intensive Care). Zoe works concurrently as a Nurse Planner (Events) at Ausmed Education and as a Critical Care Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit of a large private hospital in Melbourne. She is a passionate teacher, with experience as a Sessional Academic teaching undergraduate nursing students and is always ready to act as a preceptor or mentor to students and graduate nurses in the Intensive Care Unit. Zoe enjoys the challenge of balancing clinica...
It is widely understood that the future lies in those youthful enough to affect and experience it. This is a perceptive commentary into the reasons why a high school graduate chose nursing, and thereby is an invaluable resource in understanding how the youth of our contemporary society view nursing. More specifically, Grace McCorkell touches on very interesting aspects of nursing, which she has encountered. Namely, the ability to assist and care for those who need it most; the job security inherent in the profession; the diversity of roles and responsibilities in every nursing aspect; the cont...

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