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Career Profile - Theresa Smith - Northampton

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Why did you become a nurse?

When I was no older than six or seven, we used to go to Margate on holiday. Walking down to the beach every morning, I was fascinated by the sight of patients being pushed on to the open air balconies in their hospital beds by nurses dressed in crisp white aprons and starched caps. I never forgot that sight. I wanted to wear one of those uniforms. I wanted to help, so I suppose I knew that one day I would become a nurse.

How has your career developed since you started nursing?


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