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Career profile - Irene Taylor, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Fact File Job title District nurse cluster co-ordinator Location Newcastle-upon-tyne Qualifications RGN, SCM, OND, DN Why did you become a nurse? I came into nursing when I was 17 years old when I gained a post on a pre-registr

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Career Profile - Marieanne Bubb-McGhee, Gloucestershire

Career profile: Tracey Baldock-Apps, East Sussex

I came into nursing as a mature student in early 1993, having realised, through different jobs as my family grew up, that what I really enjoyed was working with people and supporting them to improve their lives.

Career profile: Joanne Bosanquet, London

I was always interested in people, liked to organise them and was very sociable as a child. My family persuaded me I would be a good nurse and I never considered anything else.

Zara Head, Doncaster

I grew up in a mining village and ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be the 'pit nurse'. I never imagined myself working in a hospital. I managed a short stint at a local mine under the watchful eye of an amazing sister, before it sadly closed.

Carrer Profile: Sharin Baldwin, Middlesex

I wanted to be a doctor but did not get the A-level grades. Nursing was the obvious option, partly influenced by my mother, who was a nurse. While training, it was clear I was more suited to nursing, as it is the caring aspect of the work I enjoy.

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