Associate Charge Nurse Manager, Wellington ICU
Chairperson New Zealand College of Critical Care Nurses
As a school leaver in rural Nelson, I wanted to study and get a degree. The two on offer at the time in Nelson were accounting and Nursing, so the choice of nursing wasn’t a hard one. Some 24 years later I have had a mostly clinical career across New Zealand, England and a small stint in outback Australia.
17 years of that has now been in Wellington Intensive Care unit. I completed my masters in Nursing Science in 2015 and have been an ACNM for about 7 years. My main area of interest is Sustainability, involved at both the local and the wider ICU setting. I have been on the committee for the New Zealand College of Critical Care Nurses for 4 years, and the Chairperson for the last 18 months. I am passionate about ensuring the nursing voice is heard, both within critical care and the public sphere. Aiming to have the value of nursing recognised widely and improving our working conditions motivates me to continue the work that the college and The New Zealand Nurses Organisation does.