Nikki - Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Nikki - Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Name, Age and Hometown.

Nikki, Age 32, Keith

Job title (list all job titles for the duration of employment).

Advanced Nurse Practitioner at NHS Grampian. I have worked for them for 10 years.

What attracted you to the industry you are in?

Variety of options, progression

Describe your day-to-day role.

Assess, diagnose, treat patients

What skills have you learned?

Planning, communication & decision making.

Have you completed any professional qualifications? If yes, provide details.

Yes, BA Nursing Studies, Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice.

Do you like living and working in Moray? Explain why/ why not.

Yes, it beautiful lots to see and do, I would advise exploring the world also.

What skills are the most important for you to do your job well?

Communication, listening, diagnostic skills.

Is there anything unusual about your role?

Working alternative hours in Moray, we meet a lot of different people from all areas and with different backgrounds.

What’s your favourite part of the job?

The Team!

Did you always want to pursue a career in this industry?

Yes – not sure what else to do.

What is your advice for young school leavers looking to start an apprenticeship?

Get some life experience outside of work. It’s not all work, work, work and money.

What is your career goal?

Continue as I’m doing and gain more advanced practice experience.

How does it feel to be a KeyWorker on the frontline, supporting the Country’s fight against Covid-19?

Excellent - it’s amazing to see the community come together and support us. I’m proud to be a nurse, even before COVID!

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