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Career Profile: Debbie Brown

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Why did you become a nurse?
I have wanted to be a nurse since I was a little girl and spent many evenings applying bandages to my grandparents.

How has your career developed since you started nursing?
I started nursing in 1980 as an SEN. After I worked with patients who had HIV and were dying from AIDs, I decided that I wanted to understand more about how diseases progress and commenced my first English National Board of Nursing (ENB) course. I have since completed many ENB courses and decided to apply for the conversion programme to become an SRN. This gave me the confidence to go on to complete a diploma in clinical nursing practice and advanced nurse practice skills. I also did a BSc in specialist practice nursing and non-medical prescribing. I recently commenced the post graduate diploma in clinical nursing, and innovation and leadership. I am the practice nu

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