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Understanding what makes people tick

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Understanding what makes people tick means I can manage and respond to residents’ needs and care for them better.

As a qualified nurse in Romania, I assumed that I would naturally become a nurse when I moved to England three years ago. Not so! Due to an error in bureaucracy, I started life in the UK as a carer but in October 2016 I made the transition to nursing at Brendoncare Froxfield and have never looked back.

Each day I work with different residents in different households, each with different needs. No day is the same and everyday is exciting, offering a variety of challenges and opportunities. Back in Romania, I worked mainly with children but I find it much more satisfying nursing older people. If I ever went back to Romania, I would now choose to work with the older generation.

I consider some of the residents as friends – my previous role as carer has helped me build relationships with them. As a nurse, knowing the residents and understanding what makes them tick means I can manage and respond to their needs and care for them better.

Nursing is very different in this country. The processes, procedures – everything is different, so I’ve had a lot to re-learn. I’ve had a lot of help from colleagues which has been important to me. We have a great team here at Brendoncare Froxfield and I love being a part of it. I’m not planning on going anywhere else!

Click here to read more from some of our amazing team of nurses, all with different experiences but all championing this very great profession.