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Celebrating our nurses this International Nurses Day

Every year on 12 May, we take a moment to recognise and celebrate the wonderful work our caring and compassionate nurses on International Nurses Day.

Narangba Aged Care’s Registered Nurse, Manpreet Kaur, joined the Narangba team in July 2018 and shares with us what inspired her to enter nursing and what she loves most about working at the home.

Why did you choose to do nursing as your chosen career?

I chose nursing because I love to make a difference in people’s life. Nursing is a good profession, we are here to help and support the vulnerable. I was also a nurse back home (India) and started my nursing career in 2003.

What do you enjoy most about working as a nurse at the home?

My leadership role, I love to bring my team together. I am always ready to help staff on the floor as required to deliver the best care. Overall, clinical management of the home and being able to support residents as well as talking to residents and families, listen to their life stories. I love to bring a smile on our residents faces.

What would you say is most challenging about being a nurse?

Emotional attachment – caring for people when they’re at their most vulnerable state, end of life care. As a clinical nurse, my aim is to provide a comfortable, pain-free life, dignity, and respect to our residents.

Do you have a special memory from your nursing career so far?

I started my nursing career in 2003. I did a 3-year diploma back home in India, and 3-years nursing degree at ACU in Sydney. I have worked in hospitals, GP practices, and aged care settings so far.

The most rewarding place to work is in an aged care facility. I feel it’s my second home. I love working with elderly people, assessing their care needs, and working with doctors and medical staff to provide the best care possible. The most memorable day was when we celebrated World Indian Day last year and I was able to bring a smile on residents’ faces with my cultural dance moves.


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