International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), known as “The Lady With the Lamp,” was a British nurse, social reformer and statistician best known as the founder of modern nursing. Her experiences as a nurse during the Crimean War were foundational in her views about sanitation. She established St. Thomas’ Hospital and the Nightingale Training School for Nurses in 1860. Her efforts to reform healthcare greatly influenced the quality of care in the 19 and 20 centuries.
Nursing staff working through the pandemic have shattered the stereotypes of nursing. The world has seen first-hand the fundamental role nursing plays in patient safety. To celebrate Nurses Day 2021 we have collated biographies of our nursing staff at Aston Healthcare to celebrate the amazing work they do on a daily basis.
I am a General Practice Nurse at Cornerways Medical Centre. I have a great interest in managing diabetic patients in General Practice.
After qualifying as a General Adult Nurse from the Medical University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria in 1990, I have worked as a Staff Nurse in a hospital settings for 8 years in a Therapeutic ward.
I further developed my skills while working in the Rehabilitation Centre in Janzour, Libya from 1998 to 2005 which led me to become a Ward Sister.
In 2005 I packed my bags and found myself in the UK where I have been practicing my profession ever since. In this time, I worked as a staff nurse in a nursing home setting and obtained a Diploma in Quality Care for People with Dementia from Teesside University.
Since 2007 I have worked as a General Practice Nurse in Primary Care. My desire to continuously develop skills has led to me obtaining a Mentorship Qualification in Cervical Cytology.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and watching my grandchildren grow.
I started my nurse training February 1991 in Whiston school of health care.
I qualified in 1994 and worked on a surgical ward before going into district nursing in 1996.
I completed my district nurse degree in 2002 then in 2004 became one of the first community matrons in Knowsley. I worked as a community matron in Kirkby for 8 years then went into operational management for a few years. After missing patient contact I became an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in 2015 and have now worked with Cornerways Medical Centre for 4 1/2 years.