ATSICHS Brisbane Jimbelunga IYHS

Nicole McKenzie

Role? Graduate Nurse at Jimbelunga Nursing Centre

Career background?
I spent six years working as a casual AIN while working part time at a local rehab in New South Wales.

Where are you from?
The South Coast of NSW and I’m from Yuin nation. Wreck Bay and Jerringa mob. (Culburra and Wreck bay)

What prompted you to get into your field?
I believe nursing comes natural to me as I love working with people and helping them to get better and manage their overall health care.

What do you like most about your job?
I particularly enjoy the clinical side of things and managing patient care from illness or injury.

What does a typical day look like for you?
It’s always go go go…..Up at 5.10am, breaky, coffee. Leave for work at 6am. Check emails, insulins, BGL reading, medications, wounds dressings, observations, medication rounds, write progress notes, arrange appointments if needed and attend to any other concerns during the day and then at the end of my shift I provide a handover of residents/patients.

Hobbies outside of work?
I enjoy touch football, spending time with friends or family, going for a swim at the beach and walking my dog.