Home | Professional Career Profile - Jenny Aston Written by: Jenny Aston | Published: 03 November 2014 Why did you become a nurse? I went into nursing because I thought it would be more interesting then physiotherapy. I had spent two years in hospital as a young child which may also have played a part in my choice. I also did a gap year in New Zealand where I worked as a nursing assistant. How has your career developed since you started nursing? Initially, I followed a fairly traditional path working as a staff nurse in Westminster, where I trained. I became a ward sister at King's College, then returned to start training and working as a clinical teacher. Having had a career break to have children, I began working in a single-handed GP practice in South London. Realising I had no relevant skills, I sought out every available course including the RCN-accredited Nurse Practitioner course. After leaving London, it proved difficult to find a nurse practitioner post so I retrained in Please login or register to read the rest of the article and to have access to downloads and comments. What do you think? Leave a comment below or tweet your views to @IndyNurseMag This material is protected by MA Healthcare Ltd copyright. See Terms and Conditions.