Nurse graduate makes big move out west for first job
ALEYSHA Smith has moved from Deception Bay to the South Burnett to start work as a registered nurse at Kingaroy Hospital.
She didn’t always want to be a nurse, but she said since starting her degree she hadn’t looked back.
“I thought I wanted to study med at first but then I didn’t have the grades for it,” Ms Smith said.
“Mum suggested nursing and I discovered how passionate I am about caring for others’ health.
“It’s my calling.”
Ms Smith studied a Bachelor of Nursing Science and said it prepared her well for her new role.
After graduating from university this year, she made the brave decision to move out west.
She said she had settled in well to the South Burnett.
“I am currently working in the hospital’s renal unit with patients who have end-stage renal disease,” she said.
“I care for them using dialysis treatment.
“I love the autonomy of working as a dialysis nurse.
“It involves critical thinking and clinical skills.”
Ms Smith has been living and working here for more than three months and loves it.
“I just love working at the Kingaroy Hospital,” she said.
“The staff and patients are lovely to care for and work with.”