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A Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Clinical Nurse Specialist in Newport, South Wales

Why did you become a nurse?

I’ve always wanted to be a nurse every since I can remember. When I was a little girl, it was always wanting to be a nurse, a dancer or an actress. My mother was a nurse, so that’s what I chose.

How did you become a nurse?

I trained at Cardiff University in 2001. I was there for three years, and then I went on to get a job at a hospital in Newport. I did the tour of medicine, so I saw a lot of different specialities. Rather than being focused in one area, I got experience of all aspects of medicine, which really helped me to develop as a nurse. I remained in respiratory for another four years, and then I became a lung cancer clinical nurse specialist in 2011, and I’ve been doing that ever since. Recently, I have taken on the mesothelioma specialist role, in addition to my lung cancer role. I am also in the process of completing my advance practice masters course.

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