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Career profile - Kate Greenaway, Sexual health outreach nurse

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Job title Sexual health outreach nurse for young people
Location Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Qualifications RN, BSc Hons Health Care Practice (Sexual Health)

Why did you become a nurse?

I wanted to work with young people, but wasn't initially sure in what guise this would be. I took a gap year after my A-levels and worked in an orphanage in India, before returning to study psychology. I later realised I wanted something more hands-on so decided to enter nursing.

How has your career developed since you started nursing?

On qualifying, I worked as a school nurse, a role I thoroughly enjoyed as it involved working with young people of all ages, teaching classes, providing one-to-one support and working with vulnerable families.

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