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Career Profile - Theresa Smith - Northampton

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.

Career Profile - Emma Rugless, overseas

I decided to become a nurse after travelling the world and settling on a remote island in Indonesia. When the tsunami hit in the Indian Ocean, I was inspired by the nurses and volunteers who led the relief effort. The following year I enrolled on a fast-t

Career Profile - Linda Drake, Southwark, London

I drifted into nursing, having left school with no clear idea of what I wanted to do, but knowing I didn't want to go to university. I got a job as an HCA at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, and discovered the job that became the love of my life.

career profile - Agnes Fanning, Buckinghamshire

Why did you become a nurse? This may sound like a cliché but I genuinely wanted to care for people and felt nursing would give me this opportunity to work with people who need care. I believed that with the theoretical underpinning of dise

career profile - Rita Sandhu, Walsall

Job title - Cervical screening outreach nurse Location- Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Qualifications- Registered Nurse Diploma in Higher Education 1999 Bachelor of Honors in Midwifery 2008

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